CD File Type

- The quick facts

What are CD files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CD file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a CD file?

CD files have multiple uses, and CD-i OptImage CD Disk Image is one of them.

CD-i OptImage CD Disk Image

The .cd file extension is used for an ISO file format developed for older disk image creation programs on Windows PCs. These CD images are in binary form and are 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The Philips / Optlmage's Master software is an old and outdated disk image creation tool that can be used to generate these .cd files.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 on the copied CDs.

A .cd file can be mounted as a virtual drive to access and open the files and folders inside the CD copy without having the original CD in the CD drive. These virtual drives are programs that are designed to simulate the functions of optical CD drives, and these are also called CD drive emulators.

How to open CD files

We have identified one CD opener that is compatible with this specific type of CD file.

Programs that open CD-i OptImage CD Disk Image files


Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the CD extension

Through our research of CD files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

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Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

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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

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