File Extension Library


.ZDF File Extension

  • Category: Various data Files

What is an .ZDF file?

.ZDF file extension has been classified as Various data Files.

.ZDF is Zone Definition file

The file with zdf extension is a common file that contains only the boundary grid information for each zone. This makes for a smaller file for transporting between machines and also makes access quicker.

Common files use a flexible binary direct access file architecture. This allows grid data for multizone structured grids and their associated boundary condition data to be stored in the same file. It also supports overlapping grids and unstructured grids.

A Zone Definition File (ZDF) is a formatted ascii file from the McDonnell Douglas surface grid generator ZONI3G.


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 .zdf 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 .ZDF file on different platforms

Open .ZDF File on Windows

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

Open .ZDF File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .ZDF 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 .ZDF File on Linux

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

Open .ZDF File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .ZDF 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 .ZDF 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 .ZDF files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .ZDF files

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