.DIF File Extension

File Type:
Data Interchange Format

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

What is a DIF file?

Dif file extension has Data Interchange Format file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "data files" category.

Commonly applied by Microsoft Excel, Access, or Apache OpenOffice Calc, the file allows saving spreadsheet data. It uses the ASCII text format, which allows users to access and edit the file via a text editor.

With DIF files, users are free to retrieve spreadsheet data and export it into a format, which is supported by different programs. DIF files, however, do not support multiple spreadsheets, meaning their storage capabilities are limited to only one spreadsheet per file.

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

dif file icon
File Type:
Data Interchange Format
Data Files

How to open DIF file?

Double click the dif 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 .dif 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 dif 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 dif 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 DIF 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 dif file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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