What is a .SCF File And How To Open It (Guide)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .scf extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .scf file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .SCF file?

The file extension .SCF is Windows Explorer Command. The file is a system related files.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .scf file on 1 platform.

How to open a .SCF file?

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

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

The .scf file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SCF 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 right click on your file and choose “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 Microsoft Windows software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .SCF file?

If you cannot open the .SCF file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SCF file.scf – Maxis Software. 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 .SCF file with the Microsoft Windows program on Windows.