Did your computer fail to open a DDF file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DDF files.
What is a DDF file?
The .ddf file extension is normally found in files that are considered as Diamond Directive Files, hence the extension abbreviation. The .ddf files are text files that are commonly utilized as setting files which can be edited and modified using any text editor. The .ddf files contain instructions and information to allow compression of files into a cabinet file which is crucial to the placement of the software in disk media.
Microsoft used .ddf files to create cabinet files that are being compressed to be part of the software that was distributed on disks. Cabinet files are used to reduce the file size and the associated download time for Web content that is found on the Internet or on corporate intranet servers.
Suggest another file format using extension DDF
While we know of one file format using the .DDF 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 .DDF file.
Various DDF file openers, viewers, etc.
These apps are known to open certain types of DDF files. Remember, different programs may use DDF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.