IDF File - opening and understanding

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

What is an IDF 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.

The .idf file extension is also used for identification files, InspireData files, Printed Circuit Board data exchange files and Autodesk intensity duration frequency factors data files.

How to open IDF 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 IDF for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different IDF openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension IDF

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

Various viewers for this file format

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.

iLabel2iLabel2User submitted
Identity FinderIdentity FinderUser submitted
X'Pert HighScoreX'Pert HighScoreUser submitted
IDpack ProducerIDpack ProducerUser submitted
Compleo ExplorerCompleo ExplorerUser submitted
HighScoreHighScoreUser submitted
Programming without coding technologyProgramming without coding technologyUser submitted
Identity Finder Enterprise EditionIdentity Finder Enterprise EditionUser submitted
InspireDataInspireDataUser submitted
Identity Finder Home EditionIdentity Finder Home EditionUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with IDF-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 IDF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!