BFD file format description

Many people share .bfd files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .bfd file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .bfd files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bfd - Binary File Descriptor Data

The BFD data files are related to GNU Binutils. The BFD file is a Binary File Descriptor Data. The Binary File Descriptor library (BFD) is the GNU Project's main mechanism for the portable manipulation of object files in a variety of formats.

GNU Binutils
Data files
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Binary File Descriptor Data related extensions:
WinWein Interchange Format Data
EHR Meaningful Use Stage 2 Patient Inquiry Data
Portable Radiation Package Data
Koha Offline Circulation Data
Backup Exec Deduplication Storage
Mamut Enterprise Database Backup

Naturally, other applications may also use the .bfd file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bfd files. Be especially cautious with .bfd files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .bfd file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .bfd file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bbd, bcd, bd, bdd, bdf, bed, bf, bfc, bfe, bff, bfr, bfs, bfw, bfx, bgd

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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