What is a .DAT_OLD File And How To Open It – Mojang (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .dat_old extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .dat_old file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .DAT_OLD file?

The file extension .DAT_OLD is from Minecraft Level.dat Backup File.The developer of this file extension is Mojang. The format of this file is binary, and it is a game related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .dat_old file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .DAT_OLD file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .DAT_OLD file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Mojang Minecraft software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Mojang Minecraft.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DAT_OLD file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Mojang Minecraft software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .DAT_OLD file on Mac

The .dat_old file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Mojang Minecraft software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Mojang Minecraft.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DAT_OLD 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Mojang Minecraft software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .DAT_OLD file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the Mojang Minecraft software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Mojang Minecraft.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .DAT_OLD file

2. The second step is locating 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

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

Still cannot open the .DAT_OLD file?

If you cannot open the .DAT_OLD file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DAT_OLD file.data – Appricon, .dav – DVR365, .dax – PSP Compressed ISO Disc Image, .day – BrainBox Games, .daz – DAZ Productions. 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 .DAT_OLD file with the Mojang Minecraft program on Windows, Mojang Minecraft program on Mac and Mojang Minecraft software on Linux.