What is a .DIF File And How To Open It – Microsoft

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .dif extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .dif file extension and how to open it.

What is a .DIF file?

The file extension .DIF is Data Interchange Format. It was developed by Microsoft. The format of this file is text, and it is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .dif file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .DIF file?

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

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

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .dif file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Gnumeric software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is OpenOffice Calc, Gnumeric and Microsoft Notepad.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DIF file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

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

How to open a .DIF file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .dif file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the OpenOffice Calc software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Planamesa NeoOffice and OpenOffice Calc.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DIF 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 right click on your file and choose “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 OpenOffice Calc software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .DIF file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Gnumeric software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: OpenOffice Calc and Gnumeric.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .DIF file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Gnumeric software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .DIF file?

If you are still unable to open the .DIF file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DIF file.dif – The MAME Team, .dif – TorquePowered.com. 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 .DIF file with the Gnumeric, OpenOffice Calc, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows, OpenOffice Calc, Planamesa NeoOffice programs on Mac and Gnumeric, OpenOffice Calc software on Linux.