File Extension Library

.DIF File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Text

What are .DIF files and how to open them?

Can't open .DIF file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .DIF file.

What is a .DIF file extension?

.DIF file extension is created by Microsoft. .DIF has been classified as Data Files. The format of .DIF file is Text.

.DIF is Data Interchange Format

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.

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.

List of all softwares that can open the Data Interchange Format
Microsoft Excel 2016
Microsoft Access 2016
Corel WordPerfect X9
SAS Institute SAS
IBM Collaboration Solutions
Apache OpenOffice
Microsoft Notepad
Microsoft Excel 2016
Planamesa NeoOffice
SAS Institute SAS
Apache OpenOffice
Apache OpenOffice
File Type 2:

MAME CHD Diff File

Developer by: The MAME Team Category: Game Files Format: Binary

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.

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

List of all softwares that can open the MAME CHD Diff File
File Type 3:

Torque Game Engine Model File

Developer by: Category: 3D Image Files Format: Binary

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.

List of all softwares that can open the Torque Game Engine Model File
Torque Game Engine
Torque Constructor
File Type 4:

Digital Interface Format

Category: Video Files

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

List of all softwares that can open the Digital Interface Format
Apple QuickTime Player
Pinnacle Studio 22

How to fix problems with .DIF files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .DIF files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .DIF file format
  2. You need to check the .DIF file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)