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What are DISKDEFINES files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DISKDEFINES 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 DISKDEFINES file?

The .diskdefines file extension was created for a text file format, which is mainly used for text files found in Linux LiveCDs. Also called Linux LiveCD information files, these DISKDEFINES files are used by certain Linux distribution packages like Ubuntu. The text in these .diskdefines is displayed during the installation process for the Linux OS distribution package.These are also known as README files. Some of the text content stored in these DISKDEFINES files may not be displayed during the installation process of the Linux OS distribution where it was packaged with. These are meant to be viewed in case the user needs more information about the Linux distribution package upon its successful installation in the user's system.Standard text editors that are bundled with the Linux OS distribution package where these .diskdefines files were bundled with may be used to open and view the content stored in these DISKDEFINES files. To open these DISKDEFINES files and view its content in a Windows PC or a Mac OS X computer, users may try to change the diskdefines file extension into .txt before trying to open these files with a standard text editor like Notepad or Apple TextEdit.

How to open DISKDEFINES files

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

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

Last updated: December 4, 2010

Suggest another file format using extension DISKDEFINES

While we know of one file format using the .DISKDEFINES 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 .DISKDEFINES file.