Opening CDF files

Did your computer fail to open a CDF file? We explain what CDF files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your CDF files.

What is a CDF file?

CDF stands for Content Definition File. The CDF file format is used by groups and organizations to share abstract enterprise content management data. The files created in this format are saved with the .cdf file suffix in an XML-based data format.

The .cdf file extension is also commonly used for comma delimited data files, Cyberspace Description Format files, InstallShield files, MicroSim PCBoard files and Unidata Network files.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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