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What are DIF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DIF file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your DIF files.

What is a DIF file?

DIF files have multiple uses, and Data Interchange Format is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Data Interchange Format

Data interchange is the exchange of information between programs and systems, whether it be text, numerical or graphical data. The DIF format provides an efficient way to move files between applications on different platforms while maintaining its structure and content.

DIF files are ideal for exchanging data between programs, as they are lightweight and easy to read and write. This makes them particularly well suited for importing and exporting data between different spreadsheet applications like Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets.

The DIF file format is composed of records each representing a row of data in the spreadsheet, separated by a line break. Each record consists of fields representing columns of data, which are tab-separated. This allows different applications with their own specific structures to share information effectively.

In addition to spreadsheets, DIF files can also be used to transfer other kinds of information including CSV data or database records. This makes them perfect for merging multiple sources into one organized dataset or migrating from one operating system to another without losing any important content such us formats or formulas.

How to open DIF files

Important: Different programs may use files with the DIF file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your DIF file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: September 21, 2023

All known file formats using extension .DIF

While Data Interchange Format is a popular type of DIF-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .DIF file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Directory Interchange Format

.DIF files are data files used in NASA Earth Science Data Systems since 2008. These .DIF files contain geoscience information that is used in studies conducted by several research facilities around the world.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Update Diff

We know that one DIF format is Kaspersky Anti-Virus Update Diff. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
OpenOffice.org CalcOpenOffice.org CalcUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
Microsoft ExcelMicrosoft ExcelUser submitted
LibreOffice CalcLibreOffice CalcUser submitted
WPS OfficeWPS OfficeUser submitted
QuickTime AlternativeQuickTime AlternativeUser submitted
StarOffice CalcStarOffice CalcDiscontinued
Storm CodecStorm CodecUser submitted

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