HDF File Type

- The quick facts

What are HDF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a HDF 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 HDF file?

HDF files have multiple uses, and Amiga Rigid Disk Block / Hard Disk File Image is one of them.

Amiga Rigid Disk Block / Hard Disk File Image

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open HDF files

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

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

Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the HDF extension

Through our research of HDF files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.

HDF IDE Hard Disk Image

NCSA Hierarchical Data Format

X68000 SASI Hard Disk Image

Various apps that use files with this extension

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