DDF File - opening and understanding

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.

How to open DDF files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DDF for different purposes. We have identified 1 DDF opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of DDF file.

Programs that open these files

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We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
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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 viewers for this file format

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.

NI Circuit Design SuiteNI Circuit Design SuiteUser submitted
GPS Pathfinder OfficeGPS Pathfinder OfficeUser submitted
DAQMasterDAQMasterUser submitted
S/F ArrisS/F ArrisUser submitted
TatukGIS ViewerTatukGIS ViewerUser submitted
DFProDFProUser submitted
PSXMemToolPSXMemToolUser submitted
Alpha JournalAlpha JournalUser submitted
Devis FlashDevis FlashUser submitted
Magaya Document EditorMagaya Document EditorUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DDF-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DDF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!