How can I convert .dat files to Word or Excel?
I had to do this last week. Try changing the extension from dat to doc and see if it opens...
fantastic - changing the extension to docx - perfect !
Are you referring to "winmail.dat" files within Emails by any chance?
Why would you want to do that, since .dat files contain no user-readable data? These are generated by your email program when someone sends you an email with an attachment, so there's nothing there that's of any use to you.