.CDF File Extension

File Type:
CryENGINE Character Definition 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 CryENGINE Character Definition file type, developed by Crytek, which is associated with the "developer files" category.

Typically created with CryENGINE SDK, the file references a character file (.CGF or .CHR file) along with its attachments. It is commonly applied when constructing virtual characters for the target game.

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

cdf file icon
File Type:
CryENGINE Character Definition File
Developer 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".

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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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