&nbsp;<BR>I have a .dat file that I need to access and extract data from. When I open the file with visual studio 2003 I get a hexadecimal view of it with a text conversion to the right which reveals text I need to extract. When viewed in notepad there is a series of symbols like .<BR>Anyone any idea what format this file is in, and how can I extract data from this file with c#?<BR><BR><BR>Thanks<BR>