.CHAT File Extension

File Type:
IRC Chat Configuration File

Having trouble opening .chat extension? Don't panic! This page explains what chat files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open chat files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a CHAT file?

Chat file extension has IRC Chat Configuration file type, which is associated with the "web files" category.

These configuration files are used by IRC clients, for example, mIRC. They contain the settings required to open an IRC channel. CHAT files include the channel name, server, port, and a password. URLs with the .chat at the end can open a chat application from a Web browser.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

chat file icon
File Type:
IRC Chat Configuration File
Web Files

How to open CHAT file?

Double click the chat file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .chat extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the chat extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the chat file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open CHAT files

  • Windows Windows
    • mIRC mIRC
    • Visual IRC Visual IRC
    • XChat XChat
  • MacOS MacOS
    • Snak Snak
    • Colloquy Colloquy

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the chat file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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