ADF File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an ADF file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .ADF files.

What is an ADF file?

ADF is an acronym for Amiga Disk File. Files that contain the .adf file extension store disk image files that have been created on an Amiga system.

The ADF files that are created by a user store an exact copy of the user's Amiga-formatted disk and can be mounted as a physical disk on a user's operating system by using an Amiga emulation software application.

The ACT! Customer relationship management software also uses the .adf file suffix. These ADF files contain database files that have been created with the ACT! application. Each ADF file is saved with an associated ALF file that is used to navigate the data contained within the database.

How to open ADF files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension ADF for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different ADF openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension ADF

While we know of one file format using the .ADF file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .ADF file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of ADF files. Remember, different programs may use ADF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

ACT! by SageACT! by SageUser submitted
ARCDRAWARCDRAWUser submitted
123Scan2123Scan2User submitted
Anquet MapsAnquet MapsUser submitted
TatukGIS ViewerTatukGIS ViewerUser submitted
Amiga ForeverAmiga ForeverUser submitted
Actual DrawingActual DrawingUser submitted
Aldec Active-HDLAldec Active-HDLUser submitted
SnapSnapUser submitted
Dragon UnPACKerDragon UnPACKerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ADF-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with ADF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!