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CAT File Format

Catalog file format for Advanced Disk Catalog

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CAT is a file extension for a catalog file format used by Advanced Disk Catalog. CAT stands for CATalog files. 

In computing, a catalog is a directory of information about data sets, files, or a database. CAT files are used to index data from various locations, including local disk drives, network drives, and removable media. CAT files are used for keeping track of data within a collection of media.

The CAT file extension is also associated with dBase catalog files and Quicken IntelliCharge categorization files.

Learn more about .CAT files:
Visit the Advanced Disk Catalog web page.
Look for disk catalog questions in the Windows FAQ at ITKnowledgeExchange.com.

This was last updated in August 2010
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