File Extension Library

.SAIF File Extension

  • Category: Miscellaneous Files

What is an .SAIF file?

.SAIF file extension has been classified as Miscellaneous Files.

.SAIF is Spatial Archive Interchange Format

The saif (Spatial Archive and Interchange) file extension can be used as the basis of geospatial modeling, as well as for exchange and archival purposes. Saif, a Canadian national standard, is also closely related to international efforts such as the openGIST initiative and the SQL Multimedia Spatial development.

How to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .saif file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to Open .SAIF file on different platforms

Open .SAIF File on Windows

  • Right-click a .SAIF
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .SAIF file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .SAIF files" Press "Ok"

Open .SAIF File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .SAIF file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .SAIF File on Linux

Right click on the .SAIF file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .SAIF File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .SAIF file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .SAIF File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .SAIF files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .SAIF files

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