What is a .TDM File And How To Open It – National Instruments (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .tdm extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .tdm file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .TDM file?

The .TDM file extension is from LabVIEW Binary Measurement File. This file extension was developed by National Instruments. The format of this file is binary, and it is a data related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .TDM file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the National Instruments LabVIEW software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use National Instruments LabVIEW software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TDM 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, 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 National Instruments LabVIEW software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .TDM file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .tdm file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the National Instruments LabVIEW software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: National Instruments LabVIEW.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .TDM 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: 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 National Instruments LabVIEW software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .TDM file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .tdm file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the National Instruments LabVIEW software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use National Instruments LabVIEW software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .TDM 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: 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 National Instruments LabVIEW software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .TDM file?

If you cannot open the .TDM file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .TDM file.tdms – National Instruments, .tds – Borland, .tds – Adobe, .tdt – Sony and Panasonic, .tdt – LogicSphere. 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 .TDM file with the National Instruments LabVIEW program on Windows, National Instruments LabVIEW program on Mac and National Instruments LabVIEW software on Linux.