Solved Why all of a sudden I am getting so many .dat files?

March 24, 2017 at 09:18:50
Specs: Windows 10
The sender claims these files are being sent as pdf files. Nothing I can find will open these dat files. not notebook, notepad, MS Word, etc.

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#1
March 24, 2017 at 10:51:36
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From what you've said the problem could be at either end.

To help prove the point send yourself a pdf, see what arrives and let us know.
Maybe you can get someone else to send you one as well.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
March 24, 2017 at 11:43:26
Derek, Good suggestion! I sent myself a pdf file and it did not work properly. I found my pdf reader program was corrupted, I deleted it and downloaded the adobe acrobat reader again and now everything works again.

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#3
March 24, 2017 at 12:44:11
Good to hear and thanks for letting us know. Not sure why you saw dat files instead of pdf's though. Hard to see how a corrupted Adobe caused that symptom.

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#4
March 24, 2017 at 12:56:25
I don't know either but the PDF reader was not working at all so no way could it show a PDF file. The other action that happened was all of the PDF files I had in Documents were not showing up as PDF files until I downloading the new Adobe Acrobat Reader. At any rate it works now.

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#5
March 24, 2017 at 13:09:19
OK - thanks for update.

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