Opening .dat files

  Sapins 09:46 10 Mar 2005

I have received some .dat attachments in an e-mail, Outlook Express, and I can't open them. When I try to associate a programme none of my installed ones will open them. Which programme do I need?

  rawprawn 09:54 10 Mar 2005

I did have "some" success at reading index.dat files by changing .dat to .txt, but I don't know of a program to open them.

  Old Shep 10:05 10 Mar 2005

Would this program be any help click here its called WMDecode.

  Simsy 10:07 10 Mar 2005

can normally be opened in a text editor, such as Notepad, or Wordpad.



  Sapins 11:02 10 Mar 2005

Hi all, thanks for your replies.

Old Shep, just downloaded and tried your link, doesn't work on .dat files.

Simsy, tried to open them with Notepad and Wordpad, just got pages of code!

I might have to e-mail the sender to see if they can tell me which programme was used to create them.

  byfordr 11:53 10 Mar 2005

click here Index.dat viewer.

Worth running a spyware scan after use because a few of them seem to install a few "extras"

.dat viewers...may need a bit of sifting


  byfordr 11:54 10 Mar 2005

click here

.dat viewers...may need a bit of sifting


  byfordr 11:57 10 Mar 2005

click here

Definately works on index.dat

But run adaware/spybot after use!


  Sapins 11:57 10 Mar 2005

The attachments are not Index.dat files, I think they may be photos or graphics, they begin with ATT then a number then .dat.

I have e-mailed the sender for further info, e.g. are they jpg or gif files.

  VoG II 12:12 10 Mar 2005

This may be a bug in the e-mail program(s) click here

  rawprawn 12:20 10 Mar 2005

Thanks, I already have Winspy but it will only work on index.dat which is why I didn't mention it. I have not had any trouble with spyware after use, have you ?

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