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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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2010-01-17, 12:16:52   (updated: 2010-01-17, 12:17:47)
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Hi I followed the instructions in the 1st post and it was easy, mounted the file on a virtual drive and installed the game (Cossacks - Back To War!). The game installed fine, but when I click on play to start the game nothing happens.
Could someone please explain (without swearing or calling me a noob!) where I have gone wrong. Also when you burn to a disc which file do you burn??? Is it the mdf or the mds file? (I know that sounds stupid but I want to make sure).
I suppose it would be much simpler to get the original game on disc...
2010-01-20, 13:10:47
anonymous from Luxembourg  
Just download ImgBurn and burn it !!! (
2010-02-16, 19:38:29
anonymous from Mongolia  
2010-03-09, 08:18:38
you can use imgburn to burn them and winrar to open them as archive
2012-01-12, 16:03:41
anonymous from Israel  
2012-05-23, 06:05:23
anonymous from India  
hey guys plesae slove my problem early.. i hv download the DELTA FORCE 2 game from utorrent in MDF format.... so tell me how can i play the game or use that file.... PLease

2012-07-23, 22:41:19
anonymous from United States  
2012-07-23, 22:42:54
anonymous from United States  
2012-09-04, 06:09:01
anonymous from India  
2012-09-08, 12:15:04
Anway from India  
Thanx all!!
2013-03-24, 08:35:29
anonymous from India  
i cannot open .exe file in the mdf in cd.
2015-02-01, 04:18:47
Ppl like you get all the brnsia. I just get to say thanks for he answer.
2015-02-01, 05:06:55
anonymous from Venezuela  
Whoever edits and puielshbs these articles really knows what they're doing.
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