dat files in Kazaa???

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by WARPIG, Aug 31, 2002.

  1. WARPIG

    WARPIG Guest

    After downloading many avi amd mpeg files in Kazaa I went to the c:\Program Files\Kazaa\Shared folder ,and noticed that along with all the downloaded files I had many .dat files. I figured that I could free up some hard drive space so I tried to delete them but could not, it said "cannot delete download it is being used by another person or program". What are the data fils and are they improtant? Can I delete them.

    Athlon XP 1700+
    Vantec CCK 6027D
    Samgung DDR PC3000 (256)
    Gigabyte GA-7VRXP v1.1
    Maxtor 40G & Maxtor 80G 7200s
    Enermax EG465P-VE
    LITE- ON CD-RW LTR 48/12/48
    Gainward GForce 3 TI200
    Twin Turbo Cooler 76 CFM
    Samsung SyncMaster 900 IFT 19"
    Hercules Game Theater XP
    Windows XP Home Ed
     
  2. Swi

    Swi gningnegneur

    Messages:
    302
    Location:
    Montreal
    it's only temporary files of current downloads. When your download is finished, kazaa convert the .dat file to the file you've downloaded. So if you absolutely want to delete them, cancel your download in the Transfer tab in Kazaa.
     
  3. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

    Messages:
    1,200
    some people change the extension of movies to DAT
    it's a good thing to check if it's the movie/ song/ applz you want..change the extension..or try open it with media player.
     
  4. Swi

    Swi gningnegneur

    Messages:
    302
    Location:
    Montreal
    kazaa files have very unusual names. so files named like kazaa023805983620387.dat are very hard to confuse with a song/app/movie name :D