view .dat image files, or convert

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March 21, 2009 at 03:29:10
Specs: Windows XP, Intel
A client sent me some images of properties and the format is .dat. How do I view these and can I convert them to .jpg. I have Paint Shop Pro and an old version of Corel (4)

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#1
March 21, 2009 at 04:00:24
wotnots, There are many programs that can open dat files as you'll see at the link below.

http://filext.com/file-extension/dat

XnView is an excellent Free image viewer program and can open some .dat image files and can be downloaded at the link below.

http://www.xnview.com/en/index.html

Your best solution would be to see if your client could send you those files in a format you're able to open.

Tufenuf


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#2
March 21, 2009 at 05:26:04
Hi again,
Neither solution solves my problem. XNview does not recognise the file extension .dat and there is nothing helpful at filext.com, only trying to sell software unrelated.
Thanks anyway,
Clive

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#3
March 21, 2009 at 05:41:44
Did the client actually send .dat files, or were the attachments converted by the email software? There's a difference.

What email clients are you both using?

EEOC


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#4
March 21, 2009 at 05:51:10
Thanks for your perseverence. I am using Outlook Express 6, but I have no idea whjat my client is using. I am awaiting a response form him,
Clive

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#5
March 23, 2009 at 05:54:21
The client replied to say that he sent the files via Outlook Express and they are all originally .jpeg files.
I had major PC problems and recovered the data but it is all now in .dat file extensions.
What do you suggest?
Thank you for your patience,
Clive

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#6
March 23, 2009 at 06:28:58
What is all in dat extensions? Are you having problems with only email attachments, or is this a more indepth problem with your computer? Some details would be good.

EEOC


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#7
March 23, 2009 at 06:42:08
I have no problems with the computer now. I built a new one.
I also have no problems with emails. I copied the data from an old hard drive by putting it into a Hard drive USB enclosure and they then appeared as .dat files when I tried to open them. They are all photos of properties in .jpeg.

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#8
March 23, 2009 at 07:16:29
If the files were originally sent as jpeg or jpg files then just try renaming them using that file extension and then try to open them.

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#9
March 23, 2009 at 07:52:25
Hi again,
I tried that but Paint Shop Pro tells me that the files are not JPEH-JFIF. However, the cient tells me that they were sent as .jpeg by OE.
If I cannot resolve this he is sending me an email, but I do not like to be beaten by anything.
Clive

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#10
March 23, 2009 at 09:03:54
Why are you trying to open jpg files in paint?

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#11
March 23, 2009 at 09:32:15
Not in Paint, but "Paint Shop Pro" . They do not open in MS image viewer either. I use PSP to resize and enhance images. I have used it fo years. Why do you ask?
I think we'd better drop this. I'll wait for the cd's arrival.
Clive

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#12
March 23, 2009 at 10:31:35
My mistake in reading too fast. I saw paint and it won't open jpg or jpeg files. If you have used Paint Shop to open that file extension then you would know better than I. Don't get excited about it though.

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