There are 12 other file types using
the CDF file extension!

empty icon.cdf - Comma Delimited Data Format

empty icon.cdf - Cyberspace Description Format

empty icon.cdf - InstallShield components definition file

empty icon.cdf - Unidata Network Common Data form file

cdf icon.cdf - Nominal Small Business Accounting Software company data file

empty icon.cdf - MicroSim PCBoard component description file

empty icon.cdf - Xilinx Integrated Software environment chain description file

empty icon.cdf - Computable Document Format

empty icon.cdf - Content definition file

empty icon.cdf - GSFC Common Data Format

empty icon.cdf - Affymetrix chip definition file

empty icon.cdf - CryENGINE character definition file

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CDF file extension - Microsoft Channel Definition Format

What is cdf file? How to open cdf files?

File type specification:

Internet related file type icon Internet related file type

The cdf file extension is also related to the Channel Definition Format, an open specification that permits a web publisher to offer frequently updated collections of information, or channels, from any web server for automatic delivery to compatible receiver programs on PCs or other information appliances.

The default software associated to cdf file type:

Microsoft Edge icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Edge  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Edge is web browser introduced in Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. It's fast and built for modern web applications and presentations. It allows users to simple share, reading and discover the Internet.

Microsoft Internet Explorer icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Internet Explorer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Internet Explorer is traditionally used as default web browser that comes as part of Microsoft Windows operating system. First released in 1995. Latest version is 11.

Latest Microsoft Windows 10 also contains Internet Explorer, but as default browser is used Microsoft Edge.

Help how to open CDF files:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to open this file extension.

How to convert file with extension CDF:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to convert this file extension.

Related links:

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List of recommended software applications associated to the .cdf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open cdf file, edit cdf file, convert cdf file, view cdf file, play cdf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Others cdf file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with cdf file - Microsoft Channel Definition Format

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Edge uses cdf file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with cdf file by default:
Microsoft Edge small icon Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Internet Explorer small icon Microsoft Internet Explorer
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Windows small icon Microsoft Windows

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