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aerohound73

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I use windows 10. There are some .dat files that i open using notepad.These are examples of what I see:  ºŒQ]€Ô    ˆÿÿÿnk, ‚íf]€Ô   h            ÿÿÿÿ    ÿÿÿÿ˜   ÿÿÿÿ                    &   {e6aa7176-2836-365e-9383-720cfc71d81a}  Xþÿÿsk  ˜   ˜      Œ  €T  p     h    T                                                                        ì     ?       

or this .db file:  õƒïƒé‚~ã‚zÝ‚vׂsÑ‚pË‚mÅ‚h¿‚c¹‚_³‚\­‚W§‚T¡‚Q›‚M•‚J‚G‰‚Dƒ‚@}‚=w‚:q‚7k‚4e‚2_‚.Y‚*S‚'M‚$U „V{ „  †%  †    ©†  %†   Ä†   1†   …,   ¦‡f   œ‡d   …‡a   Ù‡^   ×‡[   Ç‡V   Ó‡P   Ò‡N   Ð‡L  @‡J   Í‡H   Ê‡E   Ö‡C   Æ‡A   )‡?   »‡=   ¹‡:   +‡8   µ‡4   ´‡2   Û‡0   ™‡.   ”‡,  ‡*   ‰‡'  '‡$  J‡!   ¸‡  ‡   Y‡ 

  What is this and how do I see what the real data is?(Any apps or software that will show me what it is?

   Thanks for your advice!


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Hello aerohound73,

"Without the original program that created the file you’ll be probably out of luck. There is no single .dat file definition - it’s been used by about every program that needed storing some data for it’s internal use and everyone is different and most of them some kind of binary blob."

They look like partial files too small....If they were text notepad may have opened them or at least convert some of it to understandably text.

I don't know of any one program that can open dat files.....
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thanks for your reply!


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