.DAT_OLD File Extension

File Type:
Minecraft Level.dat Backup File

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

What is a DAT_OLD file?

Dat_old file extension has Minecraft Level.dat Backup file type, developed by Mojang, which is associated with the "game files" category.

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

dat_old file icon
File Type:
Minecraft Level.dat Backup File
Game Files

How to open DAT_OLD file?

Double click the dat_old 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_old 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_old 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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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 dat_old 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_OLD files

  • Windows Windows
    • Mojang Minecraft Mojang Minecraft
  • MacOS MacOS
    • Mojang Minecraft Mojang Minecraft
  • Linux Linux
    • Mojang Minecraft Mojang Minecraft

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

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