CDE File Type

- The quick facts

What are CDE files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CDE 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 CDE file?

A .CDE file is a MicroHof Code Encoded Data file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open CDE files

Important: Different programs may use files with the CDE file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your CDE file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 6 different CDE openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 29, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

FLASH Development ToolkitFLASH Development ToolkitUser submitted
CHIPDRIVE Disk EncryptionCHIPDRIVE Disk EncryptionUser submitted
Hybrid Control DesignerHybrid Control DesignerUser submitted
CD Storage MasterCD Storage MasterUser submitted
CDEditCDEditUser submitted
ideCAD StatikideCAD StatikUser submitted

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