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how to open .dat file

May 6, 2005 at 16:35:08
Specs: WinXP, P4 3.2GHZ, 1GB DDR 3200

any one knows how to open .dat file? what is the best software to open it? thanks

P4 3.2GHZ
kingstone 1GB DDR 3200
ABIT AS8 mobo
Nvidia geforce FX 5950 Ultra 256mb
Soundblaster 24-bit audigy 2


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#1
May 6, 2005 at 17:02:19

A dat file could be anything...If you don't know what software created it then your best bet is to open it in a hex editor and see if there's any information that would indicate what kind of file it is.

-SN


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#2
May 6, 2005 at 18:24:43

i opened it with hex editor , all i got is codes, numbers and alphabets. there is no informations or descriptions.

P4 3.2GHZ
kingstone 1GB DDR 3200
ABIT AS8 mobo
Nvidia geforce FX 5950 Ultra 256mb
Soundblaster 24-bit audigy 2


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#3
May 6, 2005 at 18:56:29

Then you're pretty much out of luck...dat is a completely generic extension that tons of programs use. It could be a VCD data file, graphical analysis data file, Microsoft Word temp file, whatever.

If you can give more information on where this mysterious file came from and why you're so anxious to read it, despite not knowing what it is, maybe we can narrow it down for you.

-SN


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#4
May 28, 2005 at 22:01:55

If the file was sent to you by someone then the easiest and fastest way is usually to ask that person. :=)

Joshua,
Windows XP Topics: New Users | Network and Web | Performance and Maintenance | Security and Administration | Setup and Deployment


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#5
June 4, 2005 at 03:34:14

Hi,I'm from Vietnam. You can try the tool named "Dat View" from this http://www.angelfire.com/ego2/idleloop/archives/dat_view.htm
Good luck!



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