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format file mdf

What is a mdf file and how do I open a mdf file?

MDF is the file extension for a Mirror Disk File. MDF files are called Media Disc Image Files, a proprietary disk image file format developed for Alcohol 120%, an optical disk authoring program. Daemon Tools, MagicISO, PowerISO, and PowerDVD are also able to read these files. An MDF can contain multiple layers and optical disk tracks. Similar to the IMG file format, a Mirror Disk File is a raw image of an optical disk. MDF files are the actual data of a disc with the exception of the header and track information which are saved as MDS files. Aside from Alcohol 120%, these files are also used by other CD burners such as MagicISO, Daemon Tools, PowerDVD as well as the IsoBuster. MDF files can be opened by these applications but the application called H+H Software Virtual CD can also open MDF files. This software is a virtual CD application wherein users can virtualize their CDs and DVDs, so that accessing it would be fast and easy and make them accessible even without inserting CDs on the drive. Although MDF files are a bit similar as the ISO files, their format is different.

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Detail mdf file extension information:
File Type: mdf
File Format: Media Disc Image File
Primary Association: Disk Image Files