D81 File Type- The quick facts
What are D81 files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a D81 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 D81 file?
A .D81 file is a Commodore 1581 Diskette Dump file. A D81 file contains a byte-for-byte dump of a diskette formatted for use with the Commodore 64 home computer equipped with a Commodore 1581 disk drive. Each disk can hold a total of 819200 bytes.
These dump files contain an exact copy of the disk contents and can be used in emulators that let you run Commodore 64 games and programs on your modern PC. This format is similar to D64, which contains a dump of a diskette formatted for the Commodore 1541 disk drive.
How to open D81 files
We have identified 1 D81 opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of D81 file.
Programs that open Commodore 1581 Diskette Dump files
Last updated: January 4, 2013
Suggest another file format using extension D81
While we know of one file format using the .D81 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 .D81 file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of D81 files. Remember, different programs may use D81 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.