CDATA file format description

Many people often share .cdata files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .cdata files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .cdata files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .cdata files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .cdata file format.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cdata - Command and Conquer 3 Audio Data

The CDATA game data files are related to Command and Conquer 3. The CDATA file is a Command and Conquer 3 Audio Data. Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game developed and published by Electronic Arts

Command and Conquer 3
Game Data files
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Command and Conquer 3 Audio Data related extensions:
Train Simulator Sound References Binary Data
Grand Theft Auto V Clip Data
Battlefield 2 Skinned Mesh Data
Creatures Object Source Code
1000 Miglia ICV Data
Colin McRae Rally Saved Game

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

Can't open a .cdata 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 .cdata file extension is often given incorrectly!

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. By providing this list, we aim to assist users in finding the correct information more easily and improving their overall search experience on our site.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cdat, data, ddata, fdata, vdata

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .cdata filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .cdata:

General Data File
Adobe Soundbooth Audio Data
Analysis Studio Data
Arena Wars Game Archive
NASA VIRV Instruments Status
Pocket Diary Text Data

Operating systems

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

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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