May 5th, 2003, 12:35 AM
DAT file extensions
I just received a CD-R disk from Iraq with 200 pix on it THAT I CAN'T OPEN because no program on my 'puter for images recognizes the files. HELP ME....they're pictures of my son, who's in the Army......HELP again
May 5th, 2003, 02:31 AM
I don't know much about this but an ask jeeves, followed by a google search shows that the .dat files you are trying to look at may be kazaa type files. www.kazaagold.com
worth a try.
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May 5th, 2003, 03:34 PM
right click on the files then goto "open with" use the picture and fax viewer if you are using XP. Im not sure about other O.S's . make sure you scan the disk first witha good av prog
May 5th, 2003, 03:58 PM
your son kills ppl because for that idiotic redneck bush ... i hope you are proud
May 5th, 2003, 04:56 PM
Hmm. thats strange. .dat files are normally data files that are used by other programs that store settings, databases, etc.
normally if they were pictures, they would be in a
.gif, .bmp, .tiff, .jpeg etc.
As a matter of fact... i just came across a little something that said that some email programs convert images to .dat files.. why in the hell would they want to do that?!
oh well... here is the link
I was curious and I tested it. I took a picture and renamed it from test.jpeg to test.dat
Change its name to have the correct extension. (For example, if the files name is something.dat and you think its a powerpoint file, change it to something.ppt. If the file's name is something.jpg.dat, then you should probably make it something.jpg.)
since my .dat files are associated with wordpad... when I tried to open it, I got junk.
I then told it to open it using picture viewer and then paint. Both picture viewer and paint worked.
I tried renaming it with several other extension too... .bmp, .tiff, .png and all of them worked.
The file extension chenged but the format stayed the same.
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May 5th, 2003, 06:07 PM
Hey cybernetic take you problems into a different forum.
As far as the picture files go I would try to open the file in paint. Just make sure that when when the open file dialog box pops up you select all files. I hope this helps.
May 5th, 2003, 07:36 PM
soon i'm gonna be banned anyway ... so **** you... i'm right.
May 6th, 2003, 03:43 AM
Just to let people know. I did not neg cybernetic becuase of his opinion. As a matter of fact. I didn't even neg him.