The File Extensions Database

.CIF File Extension

  • Developer by: Corel
  • Category: Disk Image Files

What is an .CIF file?

.CIF is Easy CD Creator Disk Image

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.

Programs that open Easy CD Creator Disk Image
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 6
Smart Projects IsoBuster
EZB Systems UltraISO
File Type 2 Crystallographic Information File
Developer by: International Union of Crystallography Category: Data Files Format: Text

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

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.

Programs that open Crystallographic Information File

How to solve problems with CIF files

  • Associate the CIF file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CIF file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CIF files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CIF file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .CIF is Easy CD Creator Disk Image. Because only the current version supports the latest CIF file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Corel manufacturer website after an available .CIF is Easy CD Creator Disk Image update.
  • To make sure that your CIF file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.