Opening HDF files

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

What is a HDF file?

The file extension indicates to your device which program can open the file. However, often different programs will use the same file extension for different types of data.

For HDF files, we are aware of 3 uses, which you can read more about below.

Amiga Rigid Disk block / Hard Disk File image

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Software that will open, convert or fix HDF files

These apps are known to open certain types of HDF files. Since many different programs may use HDF files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific HDF 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 programs that we know for certain can work with HDF-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with HDF-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!