How to view .dat files
February 23, 2006 1:16 PM   Subscribe

How do I read a winmail.dat file?

Using Lotus Notes a sender from a different company using MS Outlook, via the phone, tells me he sees the attachment as the needed Excel spreadsheet (.xls). Is there something in either Lotus Notes or Outlook that would change the attachment or make it viewable?
posted by brent to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Upload it here and it'll decode it for you.
posted by zsazsa at 1:21 PM on February 23, 2006

Yeah, this is very annoying. Luckily there's a solution. You want wmdecode.exe which is a drag and drop decoder for those buggers. You can find it here.
posted by The Bellman at 1:25 PM on February 23, 2006

Bellman beat me to the punch, but you can download another utility for viewing these files here
posted by Eddie Mars at 2:05 PM on February 23, 2006

If any OS X users have the same problem, use the free TNEF's Enough.
posted by Monochrome at 5:54 PM on February 23, 2006

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