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.mdf file extension

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1. The recommended file extension for a primary data file for a SQL Server database.

cf .ndf.

2. 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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