What is a .SPF File And How To Open It – StorageCraft Technology

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .spf 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 .spf file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .SPF file?

The file extension .SPF is from ShadowProtect Full Backup File.The creator of this file extension is StorageCraft Technology. The file has the binary format, and it is a backup file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .spf file on 1 platform.

How to open a .SPF file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the StorageCraft Technology ShadowProtect software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is StorageCraft Technology ShadowProtect and VMware vCenter Converter.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SPF 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 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 StorageCraft Technology ShadowProtect software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .SPF file?

If you are still unable to open the .SPF file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .SPF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .spf – Sling Media. 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 .SPF file with the StorageCraft Technology ShadowProtect, VMware vCenter Converter programs on Windows.