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What is .MDF File Extension?

There are four types of MDF files available. Get the details about all four types of MDF file format.

  1. .mdf (SQL Server Database File)
  2. .mdf (Media Disc Image File)
  3. .mdf (Measurement Data Format File)
  4. .mdf (Translation Memory Data Find File)

1: SQL Server Database MDF File Specifications!

Primary Association:Microsoft SQL Server
Format Type:N/A
File Category:Database Files
MIME Type:application/octet-stream
Hex Signature:01 0F 00 00
Supported Platforms:Windows Operating Systems

Full Form of MDF File Extension

Master Database File

Brief Introduction of MDF File Format of SQL Server Database

MDF File format is used by Microsoft SQL Server where it stores the database files, Schema and other related add-ons. Users can create several data files with having .mdf file extension for the database of SQL Server which either exist in filegroup or by creating filegroup.

Default Location of Master Database File (.mdf file extension)

The default storage location of Master database file (MDF) depends on the version of Microsoft SQL Server that a user is using.

Location of MDF file Extension in SQL Server 2005

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\DATA\

Location of MDF File in SQL file format in Server 2008

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\

Location of MDF file extension in SQL Server 2008 R2

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\

Storage Location on MDF in SQL Server 2012

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\

MDF File type location in SQL Server 2014

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL12.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\

Default Location of MDF in SQL Server 2016

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL13.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\

How to Open MDF File Format?

Program to open .mdf in Windows OS:

  1. Microsoft SQL Server
  2. Microsoft Visual Studio

2: .mdf (Media Disc Image) File Details

Developer:Alcohol Software
File Type:N/A
File CategoryDisk Image Files
Supported Platforms:Windows Operating Systems

What is mdf file? How to open mdf files?

Media Disk Image (MDF) file contains the disk image and is similar to the ISO file format. The MDF file is saved in two different parts one is MDF where disk data is stored and another is MDS where header and track information is saved. There are several programs used to open MDF file format like Alcohol 120%, Magic ISO, etc.

What Software Can Open .mdf File format?
  1. Alcohol 120%
  2. MagicISO
  3. CyberLink PowerDVD 15
  4. DT Soft DAEMON Tools
  5. PowerISO
  6. Smart Projects IsoBuster
  7. H+H Software Virtual CD
  8. WinMount International WinMount
3: .mdf (Measurement Data Format File) File Details
File Type:Binary
File CategoryData Files
Supported Platforms:Windows Operating Systems
What is mdf file extension? How to read mdf files?

Measurement Data Format (MDF) file is used for storing raw measurement data that was acquired during measurement and related metadata used for the interpretation of raw data.

What Software Can Open .mdf File format?
  1. Vector CANape
  2. Vector CANdito
  3. National Instruments DIAdem
  4. Vector CANgraph
  5. Vector MDF Validator
4: .mdf (Translation Memory Data Find) File Details
Supported Platforms:Windows Operating Systems
What is mdf file type? How to read mdf files?

Transaction Memory Data file is a type of supporting file used by the Trados translation application. The file enables fast look up of information in translation memory.

What Programs Can Open .mdf File format?
  1. SDL Trados