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CDF file format description

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

4 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cdf - Affymetrix Chip Description File

The CDF data files are related to Affymetrix Genechip. CDF file is a Affymetrix Chip Description File. This library file containing information about which probes belong to which probe set.

Affymetrix Genechip
Data files
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Affymetrix Chip Description File related extensions:
Knowledge Explorer Hierarchy Outline
Virtual Game Station Memory Card
RaceSail Regatta Data File
LonWorks Optimized Device Interface File
JQuiz Data File
SmartWare Backup Query Definition

.cdf - netCDF Data

The CDF data files are related to ncview. CDF file is a netCDF Data. NetCDF (Network Common Data Form) is a set of software libraries and self-describing, machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data.

Data files
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nc3, nc4, ns
netCDF Data related extensions:
UFS Explorer IntelliRAW Rules
UltraEdit Word File
UFile 2012 Tax Return Data
UFile 2011 Tax Return Data
UFS Explorer Compressed Image
Ribbons Model Definition

.cdf - ECMG Content Definition File

The CDF data files are related to CTF Reader. CDF file is an ECMG Content Definition File. ECMG, LLC (Enterprise Content Management Group, LLC) is a consulting and software development company focused entirely on enterprise content management (ECM) solutions. The CTF Reader seems to be no longer supported.

CTF Reader
Data files
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ECMG Content Definition File related extensions:
Fractal Explorer Landscape Project
Fractal Explorer 3D Attractor
Fractal Explorer Quaternion Spot
Fractal Explorer Orbita Spot
Fractal Explorer IFS Spot
Fractal Explorer Spot

.aia - ANDI/netCDF Chromatography Data

The AIA data files are related to ANDI/MS. AIA file is a ANDI/netCDF Chromatography Data. ANDI/netCDF Chromatography Data Interchange Format (ANDI) is a data standard for analytical instrument data. ANDI is based on netCDF.

Data files
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ANDI/netCDF Chromatography Data related extensions:
Aimutation Skin
AccuRIP Data
Intel VTune Performance Monitor Sampling Data
Peregrine ServiceCenter Database Update Log
Quality Score File
SMS Protocol Description Unit

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

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

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

ccf, cff, vdf, fdf, cde, cef, xdf, cwf, csf, cf, cdv, cdr, ddf, cdc, cxf

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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

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