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.CIF File Extension

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File Type 1Easy CD Creator Disk Image

DeveloperCorel
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CategoryDisk Image Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

CD disc image format created by Corel and used by Roxio Easy CD Creator (now Roxio Creator); mounts as a physical CD in Windows and is viewable in "My Computer;" often used for creating backup copies of CDs.

Program(s) that open .CIF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 3
MagicISO
Smart Projects IsoBuster
EZB Systems UltraISO
CDmage
Updated 5/26/2009

File Type 2Crystallographic Information File

DeveloperInternational Union of Crystallography
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CategoryData Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

Crystallographic data exchange format developed by the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr); contains categories of crystallographic data used for archiving and distributing purposes.

More Information

The format was adopted in 1990 as a standard file structure and is regularly used for reporting crystal structure determinations. The CIF file contains data categories, such as _audit_, _atom_, _cell_, _database_, and _refine_. These categories contain information, including the CIF creation, atom type properties, cell parameters, data specified by the database managers, and data describing structure refinement parameters.

Program(s) that open .CIF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Avogadro
Mac OS X LogoMac
Avogadro
Linux LogoLinux
Avogadro
Updated 12/18/2014