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How to open .HDF file extension?

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What is .HDF file extension?

.HDF file extension is a known file type. This section of tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
Standardized file format for storing scientific data; used in environmental science, non-destructive testing, neutron scattering, and aerospace applications; HDF utilities can manipulate, view, analyze, visualize, and convert scientific data from HDF files. Two commonly used versions of HDF include HDF4 and HDF5. Each version includes software libraries that contain functions for analyzing and manipulating the data in HDF files. The HDF Group maintains a list of programs that can read and process HDF files. One common open source option is GDAL - The Geospatial Data Abstraction Library.
You can see a list of software programs here on that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .HDF files:

Microsoft Windows:
  • Basic ENVISAT Atmospheric Toolbox
  • GDAL
  • Safe Software FME Desktop
  • Golden Software Surfer
  • WaveMetrics IGOR Pro
  • Basic ENVISAT Atmospheric Toolbox
  • GDAL
Apple Mac OS X:
  • WaveMetrics IGOR Pro
  • Basic ENVISAT Atmospheric Toolbox