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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Which Databe is this

    Hi all
    i have i folder with this extentioins
    .Dat .DIA and .IND
    I don't have a clue which databe is this.
    Have anyone a idea what can this be ?
    I know that this is a database with data.

    Thanks.

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    How do you know that this is a database with data? The last two extensions suggest some kind of image file and *.dat is a generic extension meaning "data file".
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  3. #3
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    Its a database,i know, it is used in one of applications that i have.
    if i open it in Notepad+++ i see this in Dat file

    this in DIA file
    F
    and this in IND file

    I cant see in the file what is this, it is delphi application, maybe that will help.
    those letters are the first letters in the files.

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    Try opening it using debug, or a binary editor.

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    I did kitaman,
    i see the same, the first chars are FF FF FF FF 00 00 00 00 66 EC 03 00 6B in DAT and IND files.
    In dia it is 46 D0 07 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 etc.

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    did you ask google
    hope this help

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    You have to read more than the first few characters.
    The dat file probably starts with a label record of some kind that contains the name of the software that created the file; the release number; maybe the serial number.
    If it is a database file the label record is probably followed by the record structure data, and after this, if indexes are included in the same file, they are next, and finally the data itself.
    The data itself may be fixed field length, or null terminated fields, it could also use some kind of data compression.

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    Ok, but i need to know what database is it to be able to open it in some data editor.
    I don't want to edit it in HEX or BIN mode, but in gooed editor.
    I asked google of course it is the first person to ask .

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