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HDF4 file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .hdf4 file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .hdf4 file?
  • What program do I need to open a .hdf4 file?
  • How can the .hdf4 file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .hdf4 files to another format?

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✅ Hierarchical Data Format File

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, ncsa
HDF related links:
HDF related extensions:
Hierarchical Data Format Release 5

Other types of files may also use the .hdf4 file extension.

🚫 The .hdf4 file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

df4, hdf

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Omnis Studio Database File
Hierarchical Data Format File
WinUAE HDD Image

🔴 Can't open a .hdf4 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 .hdf4 file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 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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