What is a .MDF File And How To Open It – Alcohol Software (Guide)


Have you came across a file with the .mdf extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .mdf file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .MDF file?

The file extension .MDF comes from Media Disc Image File. This file extension belongs to the developer Alcohol Software. The file is a disk image file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .mdf file on 1 platform.

How to open a .MDF file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .MDF file on your operating system/device.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the WinMount International WinMount software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Smart Projects IsoBuster, WinMount International WinMount, DT Soft Daemon Tools and PowerISO.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MDF 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 WinMount International WinMount software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .MDF file?

If you are still unable to open the .MDF file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .MDF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .mdf – Microsoft, .mdf – Vector, .mdf – SDL. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .MDF file with the WinMount International WinMount, Smart Projects IsoBuster, DT Soft Daemon Tools, PowerISO programs on Windows.