HDF File - opening and understanding

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

What is a HDF file?

A .HDF file is an Amiga Rigid Disk block / Hard Disk File image file. Through our analysis of HDF files, we know that one use of the format is Amiga Rigid Disk block / Hard Disk File image. 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 HDF 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 HDF for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 7 different HDF openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .HDF

While Amiga Rigid Disk block / Hard Disk File image is a popular type of HDF-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .HDF extension.

The HDF 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 HDF opener may not be able to open all kinds of HDF files. In this case, look through all formats to make sure you find the best suited HDF viewer.

HDF IDE hard disk image

Through our analysis of HDF files, we know that one use of the format is HDF IDE hard disk image. 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 7 different HDF openers which you will find listed below.

NCSA Hierarchical Data Format

Through our analysis of HDF files, we know that one use of the format is NCSA Hierarchical Data 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.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 7 different HDF openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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

InstallAnywhereInstallAnywhereUser submitted
Amiga ForeverAmiga ForeverUser submitted
Array VisualizerArray VisualizerUser submitted
ERDAS IMAGINEERDAS IMAGINEUser submitted
QMF for WorkstationQMF for WorkstationUser submitted
hdfview Applicationhdfview ApplicationUser submitted
Humax Zone UploaderHumax Zone UploaderUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with HDF-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 HDF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!