What is a .CHAT File And How To Open It (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .chat extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .chat file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .CHAT file?

The file extension .CHAT comes from IRC Chat Configuration File. The file is a web related file.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .chat file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .CHAT file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .CHAT file on various operating systems.

How to open a .CHAT file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .chat file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the XChat software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: mIRC, Visual IRC and XChat.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CHAT file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the XChat software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CHAT file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .chat file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Colloquy software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Snak and Colloquy.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CHAT file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Colloquy software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .CHAT file?

If you cannot open the .CHAT file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .CHAT file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .chc – HCFR Mag, .chd – The MAME Team, .chef – David Morgan-Mar, .chesstitanssave-ms – Microsoft, .chg – Quicken Online Data File. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .CHAT file with the XChat, mIRC, Visual IRC programs on Windows and Colloquy, Snak programs on Mac.