DIFF file format description
Many people share .diff files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .diff file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .diff files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.diff - Diff Output
DIFF file is a Diff Output. Diff is a file comparison utility that outputs the differences between two files on Unix systems.
- .diff file format description:
- DIFF format
- GNU Diff
- Other files
- - / -
- Diff Output related links:
- Diff Output related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .diff file extension. Even harmful programs can create .diff files. Be especially cautious with .diff files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .diff 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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .diff file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
dff, siff, iff, dif, wiff, riff, fiff
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
Similar file extensions in our database:
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- Scene Interchange File Format Data
- Data Interchange Format
- Canon Raw Image
- ProWorx NXT Data Interchange File
- Autodesk Maya Image File
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