DTA File Extension

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Data Format
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What is DTA file?

Files with DTA extension are generic type of files used by many different applications for storing data. DTA file can contain various types of information, depending on the application that use it.

Additional information

DTA format is typically used as EZ-Forms data files for creating and printing all kinds of documents and forms.

Data stored in DTA files are saved in binary for plain text format.

Programs which support DTA file extension

Programs that can handle DTA files are as follows. Files with DTA extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support DTA file

How to open file with DTA extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DTA files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with DTA extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the FileAlyzer

Problems with opening and working with DTA files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DTA files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing FileAlyzer or different compatible program, such as Stata. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit FileAlyzer website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of FileAlyzer

If the problems with opening DTA files still occur even after installing FileAlyzer, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of FileAlyzer is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that FileAlyzer cannot handle files with DTA may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of FileAlyzer should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Data Format files with FileAlyzer

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DTA files with latest version of FileAlyzer you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the DTA with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the FileAlyzer installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DTA files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DTA file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DTA extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the DTA is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DTA file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The DTA may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DTA file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the DTA file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the DTA file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with DTA extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Data Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run FileAlyzer

If the systems has insufficient resources to open DTA files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Data Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the DTA files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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