CD File - opening and understanding

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

What is a CD file?

The .cd file extension is used for an ISO file format that was developed for older disk image creation programs in Windows PCs. These CD disk images are in binary format and are also called Philips / Optlmage's Master tool files. The Philips / Optlmage's Master software is an old and outdated disk image creation tool that can be used to generate these .cd files. This software was designed for computers that run on older Microsoft Windows platforms.These CD files contain directories, sub directories and files that are exact copies of the folders and files in the copied CD disks. A .cd file can be mounted unto a virtual drive so as to access and open the files and folders inside the CD disk image. These virtual drives are programs that are designed to simulate the functions of optical CD drives, and these are also called CD drive emulators.These .cd files can be opened using ISO Buster, which is a disk image authoring program for Windows PCs. This software can also be used to edit and access the files and folders inside a CD disk image. The ISO buster application can also be used to export these .cd files to other more standard disk image formats.

How to open CD 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 CD for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 7 different CD openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension CD

While we know of one file format using the .CD 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 .CD file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

IsoBusterIsoBusterUser submitted
WaveLabWaveLabUser submitted
WaveLab LEWaveLab LEUser submitted
WaveLab ElementsWaveLab ElementsUser submitted
cdTree Standard Edition StdcdTree Standard Edition StdUser submitted
Steinberg WaveLabSteinberg WaveLabUser submitted
Microsoft Visual Studio CTPMicrosoft Visual Studio CTPUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CD-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 CD-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!