.DAT files

.DAT files

Post by lou » Wed, 16 Jul 2003 01:31:50


Hi
how can i read and edit .dat files in windows. like in
the temp internet, cookies, history folders
thanx
 
 
 

.DAT files

Post by Will Denn » Wed, 16 Jul 2003 01:38:03

Hi

You shouldn't try to open/edit .DAT files. They are used by the Operating System. Editing or modifying them can **seriously damage your system**.

Will




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.DAT files

Post by tomm » Wed, 16 Jul 2003 05:12:37

i use word pad or note pad.
 
 
 

.DAT files

Post by Patrick Sa » Wed, 16 Jul 2003 05:17:31

Don't do it........best advice
 
 
 

.DAT files

Post by Dave » Fri, 20 Aug 2004 02:00:05

I am trying to clean up my cumputer by going though each
file and seeing what they are. I am haveing problems with
windows not able to open .dat files. It says select a
program from the list and none of them work.

Thanks,
Dave
 
 
 

.DAT files

Post by Will Denn » Fri, 20 Aug 2004 02:07:53

Hi Dave

.DAT (data) files could be used by any program. If altered at all the
program that uses them may not function properly. They are meant to be
opened as individual files.

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.DAT files

Post by Will Denn » Fri, 20 Aug 2004 02:39:44

Sorry - I need to rephrase.

Instead of "They are meant to be opened as individual files." - please read
"They are *not *meant to be opened as individual files."

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.DAT files

Post by Pat » Thu, 13 Dec 2007 05:13:22

I have been backing up info in preparation of doing an XP Reinstall.
Unfortunately, I neglected to properly identify one of the backup files I
have collected. It is named USMT2IMG.DAT and says it is a Nero Media Player
file. It does not open in NMP and I do not know what application goes with
this large file. Tried to open it in Notepad and Word to see if I could
glean any hint, no luck. Any suggestions. Thanks.

Pat
 
 
 

.DAT files

Post by Poprivet » Thu, 13 Dec 2007 10:16:54


I had a look on Google and the only two things that
seem to show up for that are either part of the Files
And Settings Transfer Wizard, or it's malware. If it's
a huge file, it looks to be part of the backup. I'd
suggest you go look for yourself; just search on that
filename. Lots of hits, but mostly discussion boards.

Pop`
 
 
 

.DAT files

Post by Wall » Thu, 13 Dec 2007 10:31:32

On Tue, 11 Dec 2007 15:13:22 -0500, "Pat B" <briodyREMOVE@sprynetDOTcom>



That is unlikely a Nero file. Nero probably associated itself to
the .dat extension.
 
 
 

.DAT files

Post by Wall » Thu, 13 Dec 2007 10:34:49

On Tue, 11 Dec 2007 15:13:22 -0500, "Pat B" <briodyREMOVE@sprynetDOTcom>



This has something on it, anyway.

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.DAT files

Post by Alan Edwar » Fri, 14 Dec 2007 16:33:47

Many applications take over the .dat association and it is not
associated by default.
Ignore them and don't try and open it.
The program that needs to open it will do so without any association.

...Alan



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