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What does the "Unexpected file format" message mean? PDF Print E-mail

This means that the .dat file you are trying to open with Index Dat Spy is not of the format that Index Dat Spy supports.

There are at least a couple of reasons why this can happen:
  • Perhaps you are trying to open a .dat file that was created by some application other than Windows. These often have a name different to "index.dat". For example, some versions of Mozilla use a mozver.dat file and others. These are not supported by Index Dat Spy.
  • The index.dat file is of a "version" different to the one(s) Index Dat Spy supports.

Either way, it's nothing serious and don't worry not likely a problem with your machine. If you were to try and open something like a Word document with Index Dat Spy you'd get the same error. Smile

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