Convert .dat file to .xls or .txt or .cvs

Posted on 2004-11-03
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Last Modified: 2009-02-05
Is there a simple way to convert .dat files to .xls, .txt and/or .cvs files?  Also, if I can't convert a .dat file, at least how do I open and read a .dat file?
Question by:jwhornsby

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it depends on the program that wrote the .dat file.  sometimes, there are conversion programs for a particular software program, or you might even have an export feature in the program...

what is the .dat file from ?
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Mikal613 earned 375 total points
ID: 12483819
right click the dat file and select open with and chose notepad

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ID: 12486420
Good answer with Notepad - it opened the file, but it had a lot of jumbled characters that I had to remove, but at least I got to the info.  Thanks.

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