HDF file format description

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

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

4 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.hdf - Hierarchical Data Format File

The HDF data files are related to HDF Tools. The HDF file is a Hierarchical Data Format File. Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) is a data file format designed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) to assist users in the storage and manipulation of scientific data across diverse operating systems and machines.

Application:HDF Tools
Category:Data files
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Aliases:h4, hdf4, he2, ncsa

Hierarchical Data Format File related extensions:

  • squ LabWindows Test Sequence
  • n3s Green Kenue Network Data
  • xdf Microsoft Machine Learning Server Data
  • ptd PipeTech Data File
  • bms BIOWRAP Multi-Layer Security Data
  • rpd Roleplay Designer Data

.hdf - WinUAE HDD Image

The HDF disk image files are related to WinUAE. The HDF file is a WinUAE HDD Image. WinUAE is a Windows version of the UAE Amiga Emulator. UAE is the collaborative effort of a number of Amiga enthusiasts to create a portable Amiga emulator under the GNU Public License.

Category:Disk Image files
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WinUAE HDD Image related extensions:

  • adf Amiga Disk Image
  • adz Compressed Amiga Disk Image
  • hdz WinUAE Compressed HDD Image
  • inp WinUAE Input Recorder Data
  • uae WinUAE Configuration
  • uss WinUAE Saved State

.hdf - HEC-RAS Data

The HDF data files are related to HEC-RAS. The HDF file is a HEC-RAS Data. Hydrologic Engineering Center's River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) software allows the user to perform one-dimensional steady flow, one and two-dimensional unsteady flow calculations, sediment transport / mobile bed computations, and water temperature / water quality modeling.

Category:Data files
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HEC-RAS Data related extensions:

  • f01 HEC-RAS Flow File
  • g01 HEC-RAS Geometry File

.hdf - Home Inspector Pro Inspection Document

The HDF data files are related to Home Inspector Pro. The HDF file is a Home Inspector Pro Inspection Document. Home Inspector Pro is a web, Mac, Windows and mobile based home inspection report software.

Application:Home Inspector Pro
Category:Data files
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Home Inspector Pro Inspection Document related extensions:

  • crm WRAP Conditional Reliability Modeling Data
  • neu Altair FEKO Femap Geometrical Data
  • pcs Microsoft Office ClipArt Data
  • db2ind Microsoft Visual Studio DB2 Index Data
  • hxd Microsoft Help 2 Validator Data
  • alv Adobe Photoshop Levels Settings

Be careful.

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

Can't open a .hdf 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 .hdf file

To set the .hdf 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 .hdf file association. Many applications can open .hdf files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

The .hdf 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:

bdf, df, gdf, hcf, hd, hdb, hdc, hdd, hde, hdg, hdr, hdt, hdv, hef, hf

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .hdf 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 .hdf:

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