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rascalsmom

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.dat files
« on: September 29, 2013, 08:45:35 pm »
After finishing up a project with 1.5, I'm finding 80+ .dat files in my home folder (Xubuntu), all named after my project but progressively numbered. There is no recommended application to open them. What are they and can I delete them?

grols

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Re: .dat files
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 06:30:35 pm »
DAT files are used by many different applications. To know what to do with a DAT file, you need to know what application created it.

utnik

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Re: .dat files
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 08:11:50 pm »
hello rascalsmom

i don't know .dat files from scribus.

open one of the files with a simple text editor. usually .dat files (or parts of them) are readable – and you might see which program wrote them…
the next step could be to pack the files in a .zip and delete the originals. if everything works fine, you can delete the .zip as well…

utnik

sorry for the first answer in german – was a system crash in my brain or something like that…
« Last Edit: June 19, 2014, 02:06:07 am by utnik »

 

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