Did you find or received DAT file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is DAT file extension and how you can open it.

What is a DAT file ext?

The .DAT file format is a simple data file that could have been created by just about any software available. Although any text editor will probably be able to open a .DAT file, the precise format of the file will depend on the program that created it. The only way to view or access the information correctly will be to establish which software generated the file and then to use this to access it.

How to open a DAT file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like DAT. When you double click on the DAT file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received DAT files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with DAT files

Scan the file
Before trying to open DAT files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Unable to open DAT files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open DAT file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to DAT by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many DAT file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension DAT you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a registry scan.

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