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What is an *.MDF file?


If it is a rather large file, e.g. 650 MB, then it is most likely a CD image. If it is a file of smaller size, see at the end of this article. These MDF image files are created using a CD/DVD CD/DVD image file editor (and CD burner and CD/DVD backup tool) called MagicISO Maker.
MagicISO Maker can directly create, edit, extract, and burn ISO/MDF files. It also can convert almost all CD/DVD image formats to ISO/BIN/CUE, Nero (.NRG), and CloneCD (.CCD/. IMG/. SUB). With MagicISO, you can handle DVD image up to 10GB; make CD image files from CD/DVD-ROM; also can burn ISO files and other CD/DVD image files (BIN, IMG, CIF, NRG, BWI, VCD) to CD-R/RW; support loading boot image file exported by WinISO and UltraISO; burn CD image files in ISO9660, Joliet, and UDF format; edit properties of CD/DVD image files; it has the ability to correct volume serial number after editing original CD/DVD image file; search files or directories with wildcard characters in CD/DVD image file.

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Not a CD image file?

If you cannot open your MDF file with Magic Iso Maker, then it may be a database file. dBase used to store their memo fields in a separate file. Regular tables were stored in *.dbf files, memo files were stored in *.mdf files.

SQL Server 2000 creates MDF files as well.

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2007-11-02, 23:05:45
anonymous from Australia  
hey guys,

dunno if anyone can help but i dwn lded a game an it came in all .RAR format - about 30 files of them - 95.3 mb files - except about 7 files called cmd.r30 cmd.r31 cmd.r32 ect till .r49 i think u get the point.... ... tried mounting them all in daemon 4.03HE and it says that there was a problem accessing file......

this is really frustratin me so any help would be awesome!

thanks guys!

2007-11-04, 16:23:30
anonymous from Australia  
As an anonymous poster said, just rename the file something.iso, changing the .mdf part to .iso. Works perfectly fine.
2007-11-08, 18:09:22
Easy way to convert MDF into ISO is to just change the extension on the end. This works!!!!.

Iis works. Then you can open with ISO open software .

Thanks for help.
2007-11-12, 05:59:10
anonymous from Philippines  
hey dose anyone know how to install a game without the cd itself because i just downloaded the game?pls ans thank you.
2007-11-12, 23:28:19
anonymous from Philippines  
and half way to finishing installation it asks for the cd pls ans anyone i already tried everything that was said in the privious pages!!!!!!!!
2007-11-18, 06:23:33
2007-11-18, 06:26:06
anonymous from Philippines  
my girlfriend..

2007-12-15, 20:21:58
anonymous from United States  
Hello everybody here.
My problem is weird and i sort of irritated about this file, .mdf, well i have a big file, around 4 gigs [dvd] for some reason i cannot burn this file in any way, even i cannot play it at all, i don't know how to put this file into a dvd then watch it, if somebody can help me out with this matter i'll appreciate so much.
2007-12-22, 19:08:04
anonymous from United States  
Download MagicISO and mount the MDF file as a CD/DVD drive.

2007-12-28, 07:28:37
LISTEN,TO,ME from Australia  
download power iso for a free 7 day trial
then when installing it will ask what files you want it to read, make sure you choose .mdf and .mds
then open the .mdf file in power iso
the .mds file looks to be the same as the .mdf so i just ignored it
once you have opened your .mdf file in power iso you can then choose what you want to do with it using the big buttons at the top
extract, to put them in a file on your computer
burn, to copy them to a cd or dvd

it is pretty simply, though i had to sort through 2 hours reading worth of crap to find out how simple it was

2007-12-28, 17:48:11
anonymous from United States  
OMFG i have no Fkin clue wat the Fk anybody is saying. I got this MDF NBA live 06 file
and FKing i have no clue how to Fkin use it.
2008-01-15, 23:49:40
Winrar is simple just right click on ur .mdf or .mds file and extract to drive where u have large free space u will get ur required files and ur game setup

Chill its too simple


Daemon tools is also good
2008-01-31, 20:48:40
Ev0LuTioN from Australia  
Best thread ever.
2008-02-02, 00:31:22
anonymous from India  
i have .mdf SOL server 2000 file. i need help to restore that file in my new database
2008-02-04, 15:15:39
GoW from United States  
Funny guys! Any chance that Neeshu and 'hidden' could be the same?

Just get Daemon tools and be done with it.
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