N/APosted on - 08/06/2013
I have some files I received by email, and they have DAT extension.
What I need is to convert these files to MP3 but the problems it I can't even open them.
First of all I would like to know about this .DAT file extension.
What is it related to and what software opens these files?
And second of all, can you please help me on how to convert DAT to MP3 files online?
I need an urgent answer please.
Tell me how to convert DAT to MP3 files online free
A DAT file is basically a data file. Other types of files use DAT files to help them in different cases, like the video files, e-mail attachments or video games like Minecraft.
If you want to open it, one of the first option is to double-click it and let the computer suggest you what program is appropriate to open it. However, be careful when opening files received via e-mail and open them only if you're sure about who send it to you.
Since you mentioned that you received it via e-mail, it may be a malformed attachment from a Microsoft Outlook user, for instance. But you still can extract the original attachment by using a specialized service or program.
Try to see if it opens using a text editor, because most of these files usually contain mainly text.
If you want to convert it, you can open the DAT file in its original program (a video one if the file comes from a video file, text if it comes from text, etc) and then try and save it under a different extension. Otherwise, you can use as you said, an online free file converter or you can download one.
Hope this was useful!