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.MDF File Extension

File Type 1Media Disc Image File

DeveloperAlcohol Software
4.0 (487 Votes)
CategoryDisk Image Files

What is an MDF file?

An MDF file is a disc image saved by a disc authoring program such as Alcohol 120%. It stores the actual CD or DVD disc data, while the header and track information is stored in a corresponding .MDS file. MDF files are similar to .ISO files, but are saved in a different format.

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MDF files may also be accompanied by .MDS files, which contain metadata about the MDF files. they include information, such as where the disc layers begin and end and copyright information.

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Programs that open MDF files

Updated 11/9/2017

File Type 2SQL Server Database File

4.1 (295 Votes)
CategoryDatabase Files

.MDF File Association 2

Primary database file format used by Microsoft SQL Server, an enterprise-level database program; used for database files installed with SQL Server and related add-ons; custom MDF files may also be created by the user.

Programs that open MDF files

Updated 2/5/2018

File Type 3Measurement Data Format File

3.9 (86 Votes)
CategoryData Files

.MDF File Association 3

Standard file format used by the automotive industry for storing measurement data; contains raw measurement data from a measurement and the metadata necessary to interpret the raw data.

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NOTE: The Vector MDF Validator is used for validating MDF files.

Programs that open MDF files

Updated 10/17/2017

File Type 4Translation Memory Data Find File

3.5 (65 Votes)
CategoryMisc Files

.MDF File Association 4

Supporting file for a translation memory used by Trados translation software; enables fast look up of data within the translation memory.

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A translation memory (TM) includes five file types including MDF, .TMW, .IIX, .MTF, and .MWF files.

Programs that open MDF files

SDL Trados
Updated 1/5/2009

About MDF Files

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