BDAT file format description

Many people often share .bdat 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 .bdat files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .bdat files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .bdat files.

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bdat - HP-UX Binary Data File

The BDAT development files are related to HP-UX. The BDAT file is a HP-UX Binary Data File. HP-UX is Hewlett-Packard's proprietary implementation of the Unix operating system, based on UNIX System V (initially System III) and first released in 1984.

Development files
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HP-UX Binary Data File related extensions:
HP-UX NIS Maps Configuration
HP-UX Software Distributor Catalog Depot
HP-UX IA64 Data
HP-UX LKG Configuration
HP-UX Product Specification Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .bdat file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bdat files. Be especially cautious with .bdat files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .bdat 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 a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .bdat file extension is often given incorrectly!

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. By providing this list, we aim to assist users in finding the correct information more easily and improving their overall search experience on our site.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bat, bda, bdt, dat, dbat, fdat, hdat, vdat

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .bdat filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .bdat:

Windows Registry Hive Data
Beedocs Timeline 3D Document
SPOT Satellite Image Format Data
Fiasco Database Data File
Radiance Data File
GameMaker Studio Audio Data Package

Operating systems

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

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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