.CDF File Extension

Wolfram Research
File Type:
Computable Document Format File

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

What is a CDF file?

Cdf file extension has Computable Document Format file type, developed by Wolfram Research, which is associated with the "page layout files" category.

Generated in the Computable Document Format (CDF), the file provides various visual materials, such as interactive graphs, along with static text and page formatting. Users can access CDF files with the Wolfram CDF Player, or a Web browser plug-in that is provided by Wolfram Research. 

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

cdf file icon
Wolfram Research
File Type:
Computable Document Format File
Page Layout Files

How to open CDF file?

Double click the cdf 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 .cdf 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 cdf 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".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

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 cdf 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 CDF 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 cdf file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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