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Informations about the HDF filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .hdf filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .hdf file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

2 filename extension(s) are in our database

.hdf - Hierarchical Data Format File

The HDF file is a Data file, which is connected to the Hierarchical Data Format File according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Hierarchical Data Format File (.hdf) files can be opened or converted with the help of HDF Tools.

Format description:
HDF format
HDF Tools
Magic string:
- / -
h4, hdf4, he2
Related links:
Related extensions:
Hierarchical Data Format Release 5

.hdf - WinUAE HDD Image

The HDF file is a Disk Image file, which is connected to the WinUAE HDD Image according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the WinUAE HDD Image (.hdf) files can be opened or converted with the help of WinUAE.

Format description:
HDF format description not yet available
Disk Image
Magic string:
- / -
Related links:
Related extensions:
Amiga Disk Image
Compressed Amiga Disk Image
WinUAE Compressed HDD Image
WinUAE Input Recorder Data
WinUAE Configuration
WinUAE Saved State

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .hdf file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .hdf extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .hdf files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .hdf file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .hdf file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .hdf file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .hdf file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .hdf extension

The .hdf filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .hdf files.

hrf, bdf, hfd, hef, hdt, hdg, udf, hdd, ndf, hdb, jdf, gdf, hsf, df, hff

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .hdf file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .hdf extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format
ProWorx NXT Memory Data File
HotDisc Designer Document
Job Definition Format File
Iconics GraphWorx32 Display

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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