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.dat files

By deane ·
my friend has AOL and sometime receives .dat files from her friends. She can't pull up those files here in our network without re-sending them to our mail account here on our network, it then sends them as a .doc (MS Word) file. Why is this happening and what can she do to receive those files from AOL?

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by gralfus In reply to .dat files

Do you know if they are MS Word doc files, text files with a doc extension, or some kind of binary dat file? If they are text, you can just rename them to .doc or .txt and open them that way.

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by saurabhambekar In reply to .dat files

If you are sitting behind a firewall, it may restrict transfer of files (depending upon firewall settings). Are you transferring file through instant message? or through an email?
if you are transferring through an instant message then most of the times it gives error due to security settings...

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