DAT_NEW file format description

Many people often share .dat_new files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .dat_new files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .dat_new files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .dat_new files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .dat_new file format.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dat_new - Minecraft New Level Data Backup

The DAT_NEW game data files are related to Minecraft. The DAT_NEW file is a Minecraft New Level Data Backup. Minecraft is a sandbox indie game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus Notch Persson and later developed and published by Mojang. The level.dat_mcr is a backup of the level.dat file before conversion from the Alpha Level Format to MCRegion or Anvil.

Category:Game Data files
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Minecraft New Level Data Backup related extensions:

  • bo2 Minecraft BO2 Object
  • bo3 Minecraft BO3 Object
  • dat Minecraft Game Data
  • dat_mcr Minecraft Level Data Backup
  • dat_old Minecraft Old Level Data Backup
  • grf Minecraft Game Rules Data

Be careful.

It is important to understand that the .dat_new file extension is not limited to a particular set of applications. Other programs besides the intended ones can also use the .dat_new extension to create files. This includes potentially harmful programs or malware that may generate .dat_new files for various purposes. Be especially cautious with .dat_new files coming from untrusted or unknown sources.

Can't open a .dat_new file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize an extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .dat_new file

To set the .dat_new file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. Under the Default apps section, you will find various categories such as Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate, such as Photos for image files or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the desired app is not listed, click on More apps to see additional options or click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps in the Store.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set .dat_new file association. Many applications can open .dat_new files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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