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Scribus => General Discussion => Topic started by: rascalsmom on September 29, 2013, 08:45:35 pm

Title: .dat files
Post by: rascalsmom 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?
Title: Re: .dat files
Post by: grols 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.
Title: Re: .dat files
Post by: utnik 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…


sorry for the first answer in german – was a system crash in my brain or something like that…