File Extension DAT

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File Extension DAT

.DAT is a file extension used in the Microsoft Windows Operating System to store application "data". This file extension could be used by any application to store images, 3d graphics, binary data and any other kind of information.

Index.dat is a popular file which uses file extension dat. This file is created by Microsoft Internet Explorer during its first start. This file stores information about urls, queries and other textual information which were typed in Internet Explorer. For example if you enable AutoComplete feature in Internet Explorer this file will contain all urls that you've typed. Note that to speed up things Internet Explorer stores information in index.dat file in a form of database which is unreadable in text viewers. Thus no applications other than Internet Explorer are able to read this file.

Also file extension dat is very popular in games to store details of game worlds.

Note that file extension dat could be used on operating systems other than Microsoft Windows thus you should be careful when working with it.

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There are many ways to open file with specific file extension. There could be also multiple applications which you can use to open DAT file. To learn more about it open File Extension DAT . Also you can try using hex or text editors like HexView or Notepad++ to open dat files.

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