SDF File - opening and understanding

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

What is a SDF file?

SDF is an acronym for Standard Database Format. Files that contain the .sdf file extension normally contain standard database files that store data in a structured file format.

These SDF files are often used to transfer data between different database applications. This allows a user who has created a database in one software program to share the database information with another user who may not have the same software product installed on his or her computer.

The Soundweb software application also uses the .sdf file suffix. These SDF files contain designer files that have been created in the Soundweb application.

How to open SDF 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 SDF for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension SDF

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

Sharpdesk DesktopSharpdesk DesktopUser submitted
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Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Desktop Document ManagerDesktop Document ManagerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SDF-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 SDF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!