Information about the .mdf (mdf) file type

This is one of two possibilities that we have on file for the .mdf file extension, follow this link to view both possibilities.

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .mdf (mdf) file type.

.mdf
Media Descriptor File. CD Image file created using Alcohol 120% (or Alcohol 52%), that holds the image of a CD.

Alcohol 120% can be used to copy copy-protected CDs/DVDs and one common technique in copy-protection is to use intentionally defective sectors on the CD/DVD, and the Alcohol 120% .mdf/.mds format allows defective sectors to be stored, whereas other popular formats such as .iso, .bin and .nrg do not.

cf .mds

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Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .mdf files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .mdf. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.