.CDA File Extension

File Type:
CD Audio Track Shortcut

Having trouble opening .cda extension? Don't panic! This page explains what cda files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open cda files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a CDA file?

Cda file extension has CD Audio Track Shortcut file type, which is associated with the "audio files" category.

Shortcuts to particular tracks on an audio CD are saved with this extension. After a double-click, the referenced track will be played from the CD. If the CD is not inserted when you click on a shortcut, then it won’t work as intended. CDA files are "hollow", they do not contain any audio data, songs extracted from an audio CD usually have .AIF or .WAV extension. 

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

cda file icon
File Type:
CD Audio Track Shortcut
Audio Files

How to open CDA file?

Double click the cda file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .cda extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the cda extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the cda file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open CDA files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the cda file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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