What is a .CDF File And How To Open It – GSFC (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .cdf extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .cdf file extension and how to open it.

What is a .CDF file?

The .CDF file extension is Common Data Format. This file extension belongs to the developer GSFC. The file is a data related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .CDF file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .CDF file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the GSFC CDF software software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CDF file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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 GSFC CDF software software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! 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 GSFC CDF software software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: GSFC CDF 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the GSFC CDF software software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .CDF file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the GSFC CDF software software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .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: 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 GSFC CDF software software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .CDF file?

If you cannot open the .CDF file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .CDF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .cdf – Wolfram Research, .cdf – Crytek, .cdf – Affymetrix, .cdf – ECMG, .cdf – bsmArt Consulting, .cdf – NetCDF. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

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