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Details of the .hdf file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .hdf file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .hdf file?
  • What program do I need to open a .hdf file?
  • How can the .hdf file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .hdf?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .hdf extension?
  • How can I convert .hdf files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .hdf?

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2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

.hdf file extension details

Hierarchical Data Format File

Hierarchical Data Format File .hdf file icon
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.
Category: Data files
Application: HDF Tools
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
HDF aliases:
h4, hdf4, he2
HDF related links:
HDF related extensions:
Hierarchical Data Format Release 5

.hdf file extension details

WinUAE HDD Image

WinUAE HDD Image .hdf file icon
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.
HDF format description not yet available
Category: Disk Image files
Application: WinUAE
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
HDF aliases:
HDF related links:
HDF related extensions:
Amiga Disk Image

WinUAE Configuration

WinUAE Saved State

WinUAE Input Recorder Data

WinUAE Compressed HDD Image

Other types of files may also use the .hdf file extension.

.hdf file extension error

The .hdf file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

hde, jdf, bdf, hdb, tdf, mdf, hxf, udf, ndf, df, hdt, hfd, hdr, hsf, hdv

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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My Personal Diary Document
HRS Pro Encrypted Secure File
Job Definition Format File
Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format
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Altera Quartus II Block Diagram File
HansaWorld Database File
DVD X Copy TDF File
open .hdf file

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 a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .hdf file association, check the FAQ.

.hdf file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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