Is there a free .dat editor out there

By NuK134R ยท 7 replies
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: 5,837   +6

    Notepad comes free with Windows..
     
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

  4. NuK134R

    NuK134R TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

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

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    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: 5,837   +6

    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: 4,345   +11

    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: 6,503

    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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