File type: Generic Data File
The DAT file extension is a generic format. A number of distinct applications generate it. Usually the same program that created it.
This file can store information in either binary or text format with the text-based data file. You can view it with any standard text editing program.
The structure of this file type is not from any specific outline due to its broad range of uses.
The exclusivity about this format is primarily in the area of allowing its access to the specific files it is associated with. Any attempt to open this file by any other application would result in an access error.
Moreover, this file type is virtually useless without the application it is identified with. The best and easiest way to identify the application is to contact its author.
The use of trial and error method is completely out of the question. Due to the wide usage of this particular type in the computer industry.
How to Open DAT File
- the MapInfo,
- Runtime GetDataBack,
- Ontrack EasyRecovery,
- SoftVelocity Clarion,
- Nullsoft Winamp,
- Nero ShowTime,
- Corel WordPerfect,
- and the Microsoft Visual Studio software.