What is DAT File Extension?


A .DAT file extension stores all types of data like text, graphics, media or binary data. A .DAT file has no structure. A standard text editor can open and view any size of  DAT file to determine its relation with an app via the content it stores. A DAT file performance is associated with the function of a program. It helps to give control to a program.

App Category

The file extension falls into DAT file category.

Supported App

A .DAT file is supported by a number of miscellaneous programs including-

  • MS Apps
  • Web browsers
  • Media players
  • Software programs
  • Photo viewers etc...




Signature of the File Extension

Its signature is 50 4D 4F 43 43 4D 4F 43.

How to View the DAT File Extension

A DAT file is opened with the app it belongs to. For example, if it is associated with an email app, it can be accessed by an email client.