There are 11 other file types using
the VDF file extension!

empty icon.vdf - AntiVir virus definition

empty icon.vdf - Gothic game data

empty icon.vdf - ViewCave video data

empty icon.vdf - VersaCheck database

empty icon.vdf - Vexira Antivirus virus definition

empty icon.vdf - VirtualDub filter plug-in

empty icon.vdf - Visionary Deposition Viewer database

empty icon.vdf - Left 4 Dead install script

empty icon.vdf - Piranha Bytes Gothic game data

empty icon.vdf - Two Worlds 2 static model

empty icon.vdf - Divinity: Original Sin game data

VDF file extension - Steam Client data

What is vdf file? How to open vdf files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

vdf file icon: vdf filetype icon

File extension vdf is also used for one of the file types in Steam Client by Valve a software that allows users to manage and download computer games from Steam service.

This type of vdf file contains data, install scripts and commands. Used for the internal purposes of the game or program.

Updated: December 5, 2023

The default software associated to open vdf file:

Steam icon

Valve Corporation logoSteam  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Valve Corporation

Steam is digital distribution and multiplayer platform. It is used to distribution of computer games, game updates and also has chat and in-game voices features.

Steam for Mac icon

Valve Corporation logoSteam for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Valve Corporation

Steam for Mac is digital distribution and multiplayer platform used for distribution of computer games, game updates and also has chat and in-game voices features. On Steam distribute many game developers, such as Electronic Arts, Activision, Bethesda Softworks, id Software etc.

Help how to open:

Used only by the game itself. If it is small, it is probably text file with various commands. You can't simply open and edit this file. It is not document.

How to convert:

A conversion of any kind for this type of .vdf file seems highly unlikely.

List of software applications associated to the .vdf file extension

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

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting vdf files.

Programs that can create vdf file - Steam Client data

Programs supporting the exension vdf on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for create vdf file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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