File Extension - DAT         Data file format

File Extension Search Glossary

The end of each filename contains a file extension ( dat, daa, dbf, dbf, dir, dll, dvi, dmg, doc, docx ) which refers to the type of file. This information is used by your computer operating system to open an appropriate program that is associated with this file.



.dat - Data file format. Files containing generic input or output ( file extension .dat ). Dat files can contain data that is in either a text or binary type format. If you have a .dat file that is in a text format you should be able to view the .dat file with a text editor program such as notepad. A dat file can be created by many different programs. Each dat file has a distinct function related to the program that created the dat file. A .dat file can be used in various programs such as antivirus, databse, mail, runtime software, game software etc.



Filenames contain a file extension such as dat, daa, dbf, dbf, dir, dll, dvi, dmg, doc, docx which refer to the specific type of file. The information is used by your PC's operating system to launch an appropriate program that is associated with files like dat, doc, dll and others.

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