UDF File Extension

UDF file icon
Universal Disk Format
  • Developer
    Optical Storage Technology Association
  • Popularity
    2.9 (8 votes)

What is UDF file?

UDF (Universal Disk Format) file format is used to store disk image files. UDF file contains collection of file using the directory structure defined in he UDF standard. The format was developed by Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA).

UDF file format applications

UDF standard is commonly used for burining CDs, DVDs or Blu-rays, and storing file collections on other storage devices, for example flash drives.

Popularity of UDF format

Althoug UDF format rather popular, UDF files are not commonly used. Some recording software use UDF standard, but save created files in other formats.

Advantages of UDF file format

By using UDF standard to create media its is possible to delete or modify files on the target device even after they have been written.

Programs which support UDF file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open UDF files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with UDF suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support UDF file

How to open file with UDF extension?

Problems with accessing UDF may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Universal Disk Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with UDF files.

Step 1. Get the Nero Multimedia Suite

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports UDF files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Nero Multimedia Suite or one to the listed programs: Roxio Popcorn, MagicISO. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Nero Multimedia Suite installed is by going to developer’s website (Nero AG) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Nero Multimedia Suite to the latest version

You still cannot access UDF files although Nero Multimedia Suite is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Nero Multimedia Suite cannot handle files with UDF may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Nero Multimedia Suite.

Step 3. Assign Nero Multimedia Suite to UDF files

After installing Nero Multimedia Suite (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open UDF files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the UDF file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Nero Multimedia Suite is installed, check the Always use this app to open UDF files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with UDF extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Nero Multimedia Suite and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with UDF extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the UDF file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the UDF file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the UDF file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the UDF is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the UDF file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the UDF file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the UDF file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with UDF extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Universal Disk Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Nero Multimedia Suite

If the systems has insufficient resources to open UDF files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Universal Disk Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the UDF files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

Conversion of a UDF file

File Conversions from UDF extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to UDF file
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