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What is File Extension DAT?

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Windows cannot open DAT files?
When Windows cannot determine which application to use to open this file format type, the cause could be:

  1. You do not have the appropriate program installed.
  2. You may have a registry related error.

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File Format Type: DAT

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Common File Extension Variations: DAT, dat

Author: Microsoft Corporation

The DAT file extension is commonly used in several programs to denote data files. DAT files are often program specific and can only be opened and edited with the application that created it. DAT files can contain both text and binary data - text based DAT files can be viewed using a text editor program.DAT files are also used as Exchange Email Attachment files sent from Microsoft's Exchange Server. Winmail.DAT files hold formatting data used for rich-text messaging format. Winmail.DAT files are attached to email when the receiver's email application doesn't support rich text.DAT files are also used to signify VCD video files sent from a video CD that contain actual video data. DAT VCD files are usually MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 format.

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