What are IDF files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an IDF 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 an IDF file?
IDF files have multiple uses, and Microsoft Instrument Definition is one of them. Read more about the others further down the page.
Microsoft Instrument Definition File
The .idf file extension is most commonly associated with MIDI instrument definition files. The IDF files define the parameters of a MIDI instrument or controller. These files provide the instrument ID, key map, channel assignments, and other necessary MIDI information.
How to open IDF files
Important: Different programs may use files with the IDF file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your IDF file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different IDF openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: June 29, 2022
All known file formats using extension .IDF
While Microsoft Instrument Definition File is a popular type of IDF-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .IDF file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
iCEDraw Ansi Graphics File
Text-based graphics format that is used to make ANSI Art, which is graphics using text characters rather than drawing individual pixels.
IDF opener for Windows
We have identified one IDF opener that is compatible with this specific type of IDF file.
More file formats using the IDF extension
Through our research of IDF files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.
- MIDI Instrument Definition File
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of IDF files. Remember, different programs may use IDF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Identity Finder||User submitted|
|X'Pert HighScore||User submitted|
|IDpack Producer||User submitted|
|Compleo Explorer||User submitted|
|Programming without coding technology||User submitted|
|Identity Finder Enterprise Edition||User submitted|
|Identity Finder Home Edition||User submitted|
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