LDF File

What are LDF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a LDF 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 LDF file?

LDF files have multiple uses, and Microsoft SQL Server Log is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Microsoft SQL Server Log

The .ldf file extension is most commonly used by Microsoft SQL servers. The LDF files contain a server log file that records a list of server events. These files are automatically created and updated by the associated server application.

How to open LDF files

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

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

Last updated: November 14, 2022

More file formats using the LDF extension

Through our research of LDF files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Footprint/IBM Works Data Filer Form
  • Lattice Diamond Project
  • LuraDocument Format Bitmap
  • Lynx Disk Format
  • ProWORX NxT Logic Data File

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
Lincoln DesignItLincoln DesignItUser submitted
Softerra LDAP AdministratorSofterra LDAP AdministratorUser submitted
Lunascape4 LiteLunascape4 LiteUser submitted
Log-icLog-icUser submitted
KTDE LDFC Font ViewerKTDE LDFC Font ViewerUser submitted
ASDRAWASDRAWUser submitted
Vector LIN Network ViewerVector LIN Network ViewerUser submitted
WinEdtWinEdtUser submitted
LDFC Font ViewerLDFC Font ViewerUser submitted

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