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Is there a free .dat editor out there

By NuK134R
Aug 23, 2005
  1. hello im looking freee .dat editor is there one out there.If there is just post. thanks in advance
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Notepad comes free with Windows..
     
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

  4. NuK134R

    NuK134R TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Thanks but im trying to open a dat file thats one gig and notepad says its to big
     
  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    get a Notepad replacement like EditPad, which can open any size file, any number of files and is just a whole lot smarter than Notepad.
     
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Just out of curiosity.. What do you expect to do with a gigabyte of data open in a text editor?

    To do anything sensible with such an amount of data you need some sort of scripts and tools, not a plain editor.
     
  7. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    Well, file extensions can be changed, but if I guess from the file size, I'd say it's a VideoCD or SVCD. There are a lot of tools for those, for example here.
     
  8. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    My first advise pertained to the IE index.dat files.
    The second for general files.

    What sort of .dat file is that 1GB file?
     
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