CIF file format description

Many people often share .cif 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 .cif files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .cif files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .cif files.

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

6 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cif - Roxio Easy CD Creator Image

The CIF disk image files are related to Roxio Easy Media Creator. The CIF file is a Roxio Easy CD Creator Disk Image. Roxio Easy CD Creator is a CD authoring program bundled with many early CD writers.

Application:Roxio Easy Media Creator
Category:Disk Image files
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Roxio Easy CD Creator Image related extensions:

  • vfd Virtual Floppy Disk Image
  • xmf GameJack Disk Image Data
  • edk Ensoniq KT Disk Image
  • i00 DVD Decrypter Splitted ISO Image
  • lcd CDSpace Disk Image
  • gho Norton Ghost Image

.cif - ColorImpact File

The CIF data files are related to ColorImpact. The CIF file is a ColorImpact File. ColorImpact is a tool for creating harmonious color schemes from TigerColor.

Category:Data files
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ColorImpact File related extensions:

  • cff ColorImpact Color Formula

.cif - CIF RAW Video File

The CIF file is a CIF RAW Video File. CIF (Common Intermediate Format) is a format used to standardize the horizontal and vertical resolutions in pixels of YCbCr sequences in video signals, commonly used in video teleconferencing systems.

Category:Video files
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CIF RAW Video File related extensions:

  • nfs Netflix Downloaded Subtitle
  • yog Outerra Captured Video File
  • evo CEI EnVideo Animation
  • skm SKM Video
  • fdv Fulldome Digital Video
  • pmp Portable Media Player Video

.cif - Crystallographic Information File

The CIF data files are related to Open Babel. The CIF file is a Crystallographic Information File. Crystallographic Information File (CIF) is a standard text file format for representing crystallographic information, promulgated by the International Union of Crystallography.

Application:Open Babel
Category:Data files
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Crystallographic Information File related extensions:

  • nmat NeoEngine Material Data
  • coa Medlin Payroll Software Chart Data
  • gapp Storyboard Embedded Engine Exported Data
  • ifs OS/2 Warp Installable Filesystem Data
  • znx RS ZND Vector Network Analyzer Data
  • ps Source Insight Symbol Defintions Data

.cif - PCAnywhere Caller Data

The CIF data files are related to PCAnywhere. The CIF file is a PCAnywhere Caller Data. PCAnywhere is a suite of computer programs by Symantec which allows a user of the pcAnywhere remote program on a computer to connect to a personal computer running the pcAnywhere host if both are connected to interconnected networks and the password is known.

Category:Data files
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PCAnywhere Caller Data related extensions:

  • atf PCAnywhere Auto Transfer Data
  • bhf PCAnywhere Data
  • chf PCAnywhere Remote Control Data
  • cqf PCAnywhere Command Queue Data
  • hh7 PCAnywhere Log Data
  • pca PCAnywhere Registry Backup

.cif - Corel Ventura Publisher Information

The CIF data files are related to Corel Ventura. The CIF file is a Corel Ventura Publisher Information. Ventura Publisher was a professional page layout and document composition system.

Application:Corel Ventura
Category:Data files
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Corel Ventura Publisher Information related extensions:

  • spr ConQuest Exported Spreadsheet
  • unl Informix Binary UNLOAD Data
  • chl RealPlayer Live Channel Data
  • rbtx Lego Mindstorms NXT Create Pack and Go File
  • xng FishXing Data
  • cnc Dolphin PartMaster CNC Data

Be careful.

It is important to understand that the .cif file extension is not limited to a particular set of applications. Other programs besides the intended ones can also use the .cif extension to create files. This includes potentially harmful programs or malware that may generate .cif files for various purposes. Be especially cautious with .cif files coming from untrusted or unknown sources.

Can't open a .cif 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 an extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .cif file

To set the .cif file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. Under the Default apps section, you will find various categories such as Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate, such as Photos for image files or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the desired app is not listed, click on More apps to see additional options or click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps in the Store.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set .cif file association. Many applications can open .cif files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

The .cif 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. Our goal in providing this list is to help users find the right information more easily and enhance their overall search experience on our website.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cf, cfi, ci, cib, cic, cid, cie, cig, cir, cit, civ, ckf, clf, cof, cuf

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .cif 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 .cif:

Operating systems

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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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