.MDF File Extension

File Type:
Measurement Data Format File

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

What is a MDF file?

Mdf file extension has Measurement Data Format file type, which is associated with the "data files" category.

Typically used in the automotive industry, the file allows saving measurement data. It may also store raw measurement data as well as the metadata for interpreting the raw data.

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

mdf file icon
File Type:
Measurement Data Format File
Data Files

How to open MDF file?

Double click the mdf 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 .mdf 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 mdf 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 mdf 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 MDF files

  • Windows Windows
    • Vector CANape Vector CANape
    • Vector CANgraph Vector CANgraph
    • Vector CANdito Vector CANdito
    • Vector MDF Validator Vector MDF Validator
    • National Instruments DIAdem National Instruments DIAdem

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 mdf file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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