DFU File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DFU file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DFU files.

What is a DFU file?

A .DFU file is a Device Firmare Upgrade format file. Through our analysis of DFU files, we know that one use of the format is Device Firmare Upgrade format. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open DFU 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 DFU for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 1 different DFU openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .DFU

While Device Firmare Upgrade format is a popular type of DFU-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .DFU extension.

The DFU file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a DFU opener may not be able to open all kinds of DFU files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited DFU viewer.

DfuSe device firmware

Through our analysis of DFU files, we know that one use of the format is DfuSe device firmware. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 1 different DFU openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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

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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DFU-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 DFU-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!