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How to open .dat file extension?

File Type : Data file type
Compatible with (WinXP,Vista,Win7,Win8 and Win10)

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What is .dat file extension?

.dat file extension is a known file type. This section of tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
The DAT file extension is used by the generic data file created by some specific application. It is typically accessed only by the application that created the file and might ontain data in text or binary format, and text-based DAT files can be viewed in a text editor.Many programs create, open, or reference DAT files. Important: A lot of DAT files are not meant to be opened manually by the user but are only used for application support.
You can see a list of software programs here on that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .dat files:

Microsoft Windows:
  • Any Text Editor
  • Original program that created the file
  • Microsoft Windows
Apple Mac OS X:
  • Any Text Editor
  • Original program that created the file