.DAT File Extension

Developer:
Mojang Specifications
File Type:
Minecraft Data File
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Having trouble opening .dat extension? Don't panic! This page explains what dat files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open dat files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a DAT file?

Dat file extension has Minecraft Data file type, developed by Mojang Specifications, which is associated with the "game files" category.

Associated with Minecraft, the file comes in a compressed Gzip format. It is suitable for storing different types of data, including player position, inventory, etc. The file may also contain map pieces, so-called level “chunks”, which are usually loaded on demand.

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

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Developer:
Mojang Specifications
File Type:
Minecraft Data File
Category:
Game Files
Format:
Binary

How to open DAT file?

Double click the dat 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 .dat 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 dat 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".
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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the dat 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 DAT files

  • Windows Windows
    • Mojang Minecraft Mojang Minecraft
    • NBTExplorer NBTExplorer
    • INVedit INVedit
    • MCPlayerEdit MCPlayerEdit
  • MacOS MacOS
    • Mojang Minecraft Mojang Minecraft
    • NBTExplorer NBTExplorer
    • MCPlayerEdit MCPlayerEdit
  • Linux Linux
    • Mojang Minecraft Mojang Minecraft
    • NBTExplorer NBTExplorer

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 dat file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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