.DIF File Extension

The MAME Team
File Type:
MAME CHD Diff File

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 MAME CHD Diff file type, developed by The MAME Team, which is associated with the "game files" category.

Generated with MAME arcade game emulators, the file saves data that has been captured by the emulated game. It doesn’t alter the .CHD game disk image file, making sure the game can be played without modifying the original data from the game.

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

dif file icon
The MAME Team
File Type:
MAME CHD Diff File
Game 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".

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 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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