RAT file format description
Many people share .rat files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .rat file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .rat files.
3 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.rat - Nimbus 7 SAMS CRAT File
RAT file is a Nimbus 7 SAMS CRAT File. Nimbus-7 is a polar orbiting satellite.
- Data files
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- Nimbus 7 SAMS CRAT File related extensions:
.rat - PICS Service Description
The RAT data files are related to Microsoft Internet Explorer. RAT file is a PICS Service Description. The PICS specification enables labels (metadata) to be associated with Internet content. It was originally designed to help parents and teachers control what children access on the Internet, but it also facilitates other uses for labels, including code signing and privacy.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Data files
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- PICS Service Description related extensions:
.rat - Houdini 3D Random Access Texture Map
The RAT graphic files are related to Houdini. RAT file is a Houdini 3D Random Access Texture Map. Houdini is a high-end 3D animation application software developed by Side Effects Software.
- Graphic files
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- Houdini 3D Random Access Texture Map related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .rat file extension. Even harmful programs can create .rat files. Be especially cautious with .rat files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .rat 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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .rat file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
ray, rag, fat, art, rxt, rta, rqt, rar, raf, gat, dat, tat, rwt, rt, ra
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
Similar file extensions in our database:
- C64 Advanced Art Studio Image
- RAM Advanse Data File
- Zinf Theme
- Rayshade Image
- Art Image
- RealText Streaming Text File
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