.CIF File Extension

Developer:
International Union of Crystallography
File Type:
Crystallographic Information File
Popularity:

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

What is a CIF file?

Cif file extension has Crystallographic Information file type, developed by International Union of Crystallography, which is associated with the "data files" category.

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

cif file icon
Developer:
International Union of Crystallography
File Type:
Crystallographic Information File
Category:
Data Files
Format:
Text

How to open CIF file?

Double click the cif 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 .cif 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 cif 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".
4.455.743 downloads

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 cif 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 CIF 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 cif file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

Download for Win
Secure download
Download for Mac
Secure download