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.mdf File Extension

Developer: Alcohol Software
File type: Media Disc Image File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .mdf. Files with the file extension .mdf can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .mdf files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .mdf file?

When disc authoring programs like Alcohol 120% saves CD or DVD data as disc images, these disc images are known as MDF files. MDF files are called Media Disc Image Files developed by Alcohol software, and these files are categorized as disk image files. Although MDF files are a bit similar as the ISO files, they differ in format. MDF files are the actual data of a disc except for the header and track information which are saved as MDS files. Aside from Alcohol 120%, these files are also used by other CD burners such as MagicISO, Daemon Tools, PowerDVD as well as the IsoBuster. MDF files can be opened by these applications but the application called H+H Software Virtual CD can also open MDF files. This software is a virtual CD application wherein users can virtualize their CDs and DVDs, so that accessing it would be fast and easy and make them accessible even without inserting CDs on the drive.

how to open a .mdf file?

Launch a .mdf file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .mdf file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .mdf files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .mdf file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .mdf file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .mdf file association errors

applications that open a .mdf file

Alcohol 120%

Alcohol 120%

Alcohol 120% is a CD and DVD burning software, which is a product of Alcohol Soft. Its main function is to burn audios and videos on CDs, DVDs or Blu-Ray discs but, as a matter of fact, it also has the capability to create backup. This means the purpose of using this kind of program is not to simply burn files or transfer them but also make extra copies that can be used as data backups. So, photos can be also saved and backed up on DVDs and Blu-Ray discs. It also allows you to store CDs as image on a computer, mount them on any of the virtual drives which are in 31 choices. Furthermore, this software is built with Pre-Mastering functions that burn files straight from a computer hard drive, and support HD DVD and Blu-Ray disk formats. To add that, it supports the following file formats: .iso, .isz, .nrg, .b5t, .cue, .pdi, .mds, .b6t, .cdi, .bwt and .ccd.
CyberLink PowerDVD 12

CyberLink PowerDVD 12

CyberLink Power DVD 12 is a multimedia player that can play all media matters such as music, photos, movies and videos. This software can convert the Blu-ray format movies to High definition movies and 3 dimensional movies. The user may also enhance the videos for a more professional look, and enjoy the photos with an improve quality. The software has provided an "Instant scale" to make the files viewable without playing it. The user may also preview the photos inside a folder without opening the folders by using the "Instant View tool". CyberLink Power DVD 12 Runs on Window XP (SP3), Window Vista and Windows 7. The processor would be Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or higher, A VGA card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 or higher/ AMD Radeon HD 6000 or higher) and 330 MB for the Hard Drive. An Internet connection is also required for the initial activation of the software.
Smart Projects IsoBuster

Smart Projects IsoBuster

Smart Projects IsoBuster is a data recovery software that saves lost files from a bad or trashed CD, DVD or a Blu Ray disc. It can recover deleted files from a Hard Drive, Memory card and from flash media that gives a warning that it needs to be formatted. When a disc, flash drive or a memory card is inserted, it will immediately show all the partitions, tracks and sessions located on the media with all the combined file systems present. Data from older sessions or hidden partitions, can be accessed as well as data files that the OS have not seen or have been hiding. The software recovers data from CD, DVD and Blu Ray file formats and it can recover data from Hard Drives, USB flash and thumb sticks, Memory sticks, compact media cards, MMC media cards, SD, Micro SD, Mini SD, xD, GSM, CF, SDHC, SDSC, SDXC, SDIO, mobile phone memory card, digital camera memory cards, camcorders, MP3 players and any other type of media cards like Floppy, Zip and Jaz drives The software does not rely on Windows for device access, media access, data gathering interpretation, it is completely independent from Windows' limitations.
WinMount International WinMount

WinMount International WinMount

WinMount is a Windows utility that impressively manage your files and disk with convenience. It features in compressing and decompressing, virutalizing compressed archive, mount CD/DVD, HDD images, has MOU as their new compression format, and WMT as their new HDD format. It is a powerful tool for compressing files and a virtual disk tool. Mounting compressed archives to a virtual folder or a virtual disk without decompressing is its main feature, wherein it takes all the process in virtual path, protect hard disk and save space. It supports various formats such as VMDK, VDI, VHD, FLAC, APE, CCD, CUE, ISZ, IMG, NRG, MDS/MDF, BWT, BIN, ISO, WIM, TAR, BZ2, GZ, ISO, ARJ, CAB, 7Z, ZIP, RAR, MOU. The application runs with Windows PPC, Win7, Vista, XP, 2003, and 2000. The software is downloadable in the Internet for free. For Winmount, it comes in 32-bit and 64-bit EXE / ZIP and for PPC Winmount in WM2003 and WM5 CAB.
DT Soft DAEMON Tools

DT Soft DAEMON Tools

Disk And Execution Monitor is the real meaning of the abbreviation DAEMON. Its purpose is to emulate DVD-ROM, CD-ROM virtually, and can emulate at the maximum of 4 DVD-ROM at the same time. This software can great in netbook or tablets which doesn’t have any CD-ROM or any DVD-Drives. The user can burn the images quickly because DEAMON do not use a container format that is proprietary. DAEMON tools can mount vast amount of common formats. It can also convert images from, *.mdf/*.mds, .mdx and *.iso. It can also burn the mentioned format into a CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray discs. Daemon can compress or separated disc images and make them into several files, and these files can also be protected with password. DAEMON runs in Windows 98 until the latest Windows 7. And for the hardware, 500 MHz for the processor, at least 256 for the RAM and 30 MB of Hard Drive space upon installation.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .mdf files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .mdf. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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