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.VDF File Extension

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Valve Data File
DeveloperValve
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3.9 (36 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryGame Files
File Format Description

File format used by Valve's Source game engine; uses Valve's KeyValues format, which is a plain text format that saves key-value parameters in a tree hierarchy; used for various kinds of game metadata, including data for resources, installation scripts, configuration scripts, and visualization elements.

VDF files can often be seen when installing games distributed through Valve's Steam game client.

NOTE: You can view more information about Valve's KeyValues format on the KeyValues Wiki Page.

Program(s) that open .VDF files
Updated 7/17/2012

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File TypeAntiVir Virus Definitions File
DeveloperAvira Operations
Popularity
3.1 (7 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryData Files
File Format Description

Data file used by AntiVir, an antivirus application for Windows; saves virus definitions, which contain signatures that are used for recognizing viruses on the computer system; often downloaded during software updates so the software can check for new viruses.

VDF files are saved to the AntiVir installation directory and have the filenames vbase000.vdf, vbase001.vdf, etc.

Program(s) that open .VDF files
Updated 8/22/2011

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File TypeVirtualDub Video Filter
DeveloperVirtualDub
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2.6 (5 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryPlugin Files
File Format Description

Filter plugin for VirtualDub, a video capture and processing utility program for Windows; adds extra features such as special effects and additional file support to the VirtualDub program.

VDF filters can be loaded into VirtualDub by clicking on the "Load" button in the Add Filters dialog box. They will be loaded automatically if the VDF files are placed in the plugins folder within the VirtualDub program folder.

Program(s) that open .VDF files
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Windows
VirtualDub Icon VirtualDubExternal Link
Updated 9/15/2007

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File TypeGothic Game Data File
DeveloperPiranha Bytes
Popularity
1.8 (4 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryGame Files
File Format Description

Data file used by the Gothic video game series; contains worlds, characters, 3D models, textures, and sounds; Gothic II VDF files are stored in the /Gothic II/Data folder.

VDF files may be edited with GoMan or a hex-editor, but typically should not be altered. Incorrectly modifying VDF files may make them unusable.

Program(s) that open .VDF files
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Windows
Icon Piranha Bytes Gothic
Icon Piranha Bytes Gothic II
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Updated 6/12/2009