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Regd the .dat file

I have recvd an e-mail attachment.dat file extension....but now i am not able to open that file...i am not geting by which program i can open a .dat file....pls advs....i am winxp os.... rgds....dipankar

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Hi, i lost you on the chat/repair. anyway as i indicated, this is a known issue with outlook 97/2000 emails with attachment file winmail.dat you might want to read more about it at http://www.gpc.edu/~jbenson/resource/winmail.htm. Patch/repair/utility to read/open can be found at http://www.kopf.com.br/winmail/ or http://www.eolsoft.com/freeware/winmail_opener/. Hoe this works out for you. Please let me know how things turn up. Regards

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You cannot open a data file this is only read by a programme or the operating system, but what may have happened is that you have been sent a file for which you do not have a programme for it to open with and windows has use the.dat as default. If you know who sent it and what file it is suppost to be, ask them what file it is eg a picture or video file and use one of your own programmes to open it using the right click and 'open with' method.

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