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.DIF File Extension

File Type 1Data Interchange Format

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
4.4 (13 Votes)
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?

A DIF file is a spreadsheet supported by spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel and Access and Apache OpenOffice Calc. It contains spreadsheet data exported from a program. DIF files are stored in ASCII text, which means they can be viewed and edited with a text editor.

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Screenshot of a .dif file in Microsoft Excel 2016

DIF file open in Microsoft Excel 2016

DIF stands for data interchange format and is a standardized spreadsheet export format that is widely supported. The purpose of DIF files is to allow users to export data from a spreadsheet in a format that can be imported by a variety of programs.

One limitation of the format is that it does not support multiple spreadsheets. This means that the DIF file can only store one spreadsheet. Therefore, if you need to export multiple spreadsheets in the DIF format you will need to create multiple DIF files.

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Programs that open DIF files
Updated 2/8/2017

File Type 2MAME CHD Diff File

DeveloperThe MAME Team
Popularity
3.5 (4 Votes)
CategoryGame Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

.DIF File Association 2

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.

Programs that open DIF files
Updated 11/16/2010

File Type 3Torque Game Engine Model File

DeveloperTorquePowered.com
Popularity
3.0 (3 Votes)
Category3D Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

.DIF File Association 3

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.

Programs that open DIF files
Updated 12/3/2010

File Type 4Digital Interface Format

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
1.7 (3 Votes)
CategoryVideo Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

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

.DIF File Association 4

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

Programs that open DIF files
Windows
Apple QuickTime Player
Pinnacle Systems Liquid Edition
Pinnacle Studio 21
Mac
Apple QuickTime Player, iMovie
Updated 2006

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