What is a .CDF File And How To Open It – Wolfram Research (Easy Steps)

Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .cdf extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .cdf file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .CDF file?

The file extension .CDF stands for Computable Document Format File. The developer of this file extension is Wolfram Research.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .cdf file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .CDF file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .CDF file on various operating systems.

How to open a .CDF file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .cdf file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Wolfram Research CDF Player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Wolfram Research CDF Player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CDF file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Wolfram Research CDF Player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CDF file on Mac

To open the .cdf file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Wolfram Research CDF Player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Wolfram Research CDF Player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CDF file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Wolfram Research CDF Player software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .CDF file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .cdf file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the Wolfram Research CDF Player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Wolfram Research CDF Player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .CDF file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Wolfram Research CDF Player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .CDF file?

If you are still unable to open the .CDF file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .CDF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .cdf – Crytek, .cdf – GSFC, .cdf – Affymetrix, .cdf – ECMG, .cdf – bsmArt Consulting, .cdf – NetCDF. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .CDF file with the Wolfram Research CDF Player program on Windows, Wolfram Research CDF Player program on Mac and Wolfram Research CDF Player software on Linux.