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dat file ????????

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by sasilasi, Jan 18, 2002.

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  1. sasilasi

    sasilasi Thread Starter

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    Hi all
    I was downloading music from morpheus and when I went to my
    shared folder there were DAT files with the name Kazaadownload..................where............is a bunch of numbers.............Anyone know what these are , where they came from, and why. I tried to open them but i didn't have the proper program. A message said something about the system uses these types of dat files and something could get screwed up.
    Anyhow I put them in my trash, but am afraid to dump it if they are important to something else
    I'm new to this file sharing thing.
     
  2. beach51

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    Hi sasilasi,Kazza and morpheus are one and the same company.Kazza is loaded with spyware,and morpheus so far is spyware free.Might be a good idea to download this free program called Ad-aware,that will check your computer for spyware components.


    http://www.lavasoftusa.net
     
  3. TechChick

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    When you download files from these places, they're saved to your hard drive as DAT files with random numbers for names. They're renamed to the acutal files you downloaded once the download is complete. Sometimes if you cancel a download or it fails, those DAT files can be left behind. If you find them, just delete them. You won't be able to open them or use them because they're incomplete files.
     
  4. kramnnim

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    It's possible to rename them to .mp3 or whatever file type it was you were downloading, and most of the time they'll play. Incomplete, of course.
     
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