Filename extensions and file associations
You can probably ignore the Adobe icon and messages from Adobe.
Microsoft windows decides on the type of a file by using the last part of a files name, the part after the last period (dot), called a filename-extension. For example
something.txt is a plain text file that can be edited with Notepad.
something.mp3 is a music file that can be played with, for example, Windows-Media player.
something.jpg is a photograph and so on.
Microsoft Windows can also associate a particular filename extension with one particular program that understands and uses the type of file that usually has that filename-extension.
Unfortunately a lot of different programs use
.dat as a filename extension - it just means some kind of raw data file. The Bitcoin Core wallet (sometimes called Bitcoin-qt) uses that filename extension - for example in a file named
When you install one of Adobe's products (e.g. Adobe Illustrator), the installation process has associated the
.dat filename-extension with the Adobe program and removed any association with other programs.
This is why Windows explorer erroneously shows the Adobe icon next to your bitcoin
.dat file. This is why Windows runs the Adobe program (not Bitcoin core) when you click on the file.
This doesn't matter that much, you can ignore it and leave the association as it is.
If you run your wallet program by finding it in the start menu or going to its web-page etc (and not by clicking on the
.dat file name) it will likely work OK despite the file-association with an Adobe program.
bitcoin (2016_09_09 22_16_58 UTC) (2017_08_22 13_54_01 UTC).dat
You don't explain what kind of wallet (or web-site service) you used to store your Bitcoins before. The rest of this answer assumes you used the "Bitcoin core" wallet. If you didn't you should stop reading this answer.
The Bitcoin core wallet stores important information in a file named
wallet.dat in a place on your computer's hard-disk that is not easy to find using Windows explorer.
If you open Windows explorer and, on the left hand side, click on
This PC then
Windows (C:), then
users, then click on your name, then at the top click into the part at the top where it says
This PC > Windows (C:) > Users > Yourname. It will change to
C:\Users\Yourname. Move the cursor to the end (right-arrow) and add
\AppData (by typing that) and press the Enter key. Click on
Bitcoin. You should see
The filename you have given is different and is not one I am familiar with. This is a long-shot but,if we assume it is a backup copy of a wallet.dat saved with a special name but the same contents, you might be able to
- close the Bitcoin program if it is running.
- rename the existing
wallet.dat.new (so that you can undo these changes)
- make a copy of your
bitcoin (2016_09_09 22_16_58 UTC) (2017_08_22 13_54_01 UTC).dat with the name
- put the copy into the same folder as the
- start Bitcoin.
If you did not use Bitcoin core, whatever Bitcoin wallet you were using before likely has some "restore wallet" option used in conjunction with data files created using a "backup wallet" function.
How would I transfer them to a Trezor1?
This is a separate question, you need to get some information out of your Bitcoin wallet (out of a valid
wallet.dat file) and that requires a working Bitcoin core wallet program and knowledge of the password for the wallet.