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Old 12-14-2006, 11:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What is .dat file?

We always can see some files in this kind of format anywhere on PC. What is it? Did somebody know what softwares can be used to change a file into that format?

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DAT files are used by many different applications. To know what to do with a DAT file, you need to know what application created it.

It can be just about anything: text, graphic, or general binary data. There is no specific structure for a .DAT file. You can use an editor like EditPad Pro to look inside a .DAT file and possible determine its contents and relationship with a program.

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some programs burn vcd's into a .dat file. other use mpegav
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