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.DIF File Extension

File Type 1Data Interchange Format

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
4.2 (10 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
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.

What is a DIF file?

Standardized spreadsheet export format supported by Microsoft Excel, Access, and other software; allows spreadsheet data to be imported by multiple programs; can be viewed and edited with a text editor.

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Programs that open DIF files
Windows
Microsoft Excel 2016
Microsoft Access 2016
Corel WordPerfect X8
SAS Institute SAS
IBM Collaboration Solutions
Apache OpenOffice
Gnumeric
Microsoft Notepad
Other text editor
Mac
Microsoft Excel 2016
Planamesa NeoOffice
SAS Institute SAS
Apache OpenOffice
Linux
Apache OpenOffice
Gnumeric
Updated 3/18/2014

File Type 2MAME CHD Diff File

DeveloperThe MAME Team
Popularity
3.5 (2 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a DIF file?

File created by MAME arcade game emulators; contains data saved by the emulated game; saves differential data instead of trying to alter the original .CHD game disk image; allows the game to be played without modifying or corrupting the original arcade game data.

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When a DIF file is written, MAME subsequently redirects all requests for the "Diff" data to the DIF file instead of the CHD file.

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Programs that open DIF files
Windows
MAME
ExtraMAME
Mac
MacMAME
MAME OS X
Updated 11/16/2010

File Type 3Torque Game Engine Model File

DeveloperTorquePowered.com
Popularity
3.0 (3 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
Category3D Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a DIF file?

3D model used by the Torque Game Engine, which is used to develop console, PC, and mobile platform video games; contains the 3D geometry, lighting and other information for the game model; often used for displaying buildings in the game.

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Programs that open DIF files
Windows
Torque Game Engine
Torque Constructor
Updated 12/3/2010

File Type 4Digital Interface Format

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
1.7 (3 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryVideo Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

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

What is a DIF file?

Raw digital video format similar to the .DV file format; used by Pinnacle Liquid Edition for capturing video

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Programs that open DIF files
Windows
Apple QuickTime Player
Pinnacle Systems Liquid Edition
Pinnacle Studio 20
Mac
Apple QuickTime Player, iMovie
Updated 2006

.DIF Extension Information

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