how to open .DAT files??

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how to open .DAT files??

Post by anonymousnewbie on Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:36 am
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is there any software that can open .DAT files?because i have read that .DAT files can be anything, .DAT(data files).i have try to open it with notepad, wordpad, msword, mediaplayer, and vlc...still can not open.
i would like to view file from yahoo messenger archive messages...anyone please?i'm not hacking but i'm learning...
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Re: how to open .DAT files??

Post by leonidas_heaven on Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:07 am
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so first i would like to tell you that .DAT files sometimes represent Media files but sometimes it is also created for keeping information.so if the .DAT file is having text and it is not corrupted or protected then it can easily be opened using notepad.or u You can use notepad ++.but the file u mentioned could have some other problem.check it properly...

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Re: how to open .DAT files??

Post by mutants_r_us_guild on Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:53 am
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Hmmm.... a DAT file is just a file full of data, which every file is. So anything can be a DAT. Instead look for a program to read yahoo messenger files. That search is more likely to turn up good results. As far as I know there are only two programs that open DATs. Windows Media Player (if the DAT is actually an MPG from a video CD) and Allegro Grabber (if the file is for a program written in the allegro library). But I doubt it is either of theses. So keep looking, and as previously stated - Have fun. :D
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Re: how to open .DAT files??

Post by nathandelane on Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:08 am
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A hex editor works nicely.
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