How to open SCF file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

SCF files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing SCF file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with SCF extension. However, it should be remembered that SCF file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is Windows Explorer Shell Command Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning SCF files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with SCF extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • Windows Explorer Shell Command Format

    .scf file extension


    OS Software
    Windows SCF Editor SCF Editor
    Microsoft Windows 7 Microsoft Windows 7
  • DNA Sequence Format

    .scf file extension

    Category: Database Files

    OS Software
    Windows CubicDesign DNA Baser CubicDesign DNA Baser
    Technelysium Chromas or ChromasPro Technelysium Chromas or ChromasPro
    DNASTAR Lasergene DNASTAR Lasergene
    MAC OS 4Peaks 4Peaks
    BioPerl BioPerl
    Applied Biosystems Edit View Applied Biosystems Edit View
    Linux EMBOSS abiview EMBOSS abiview
  • SimTown Sound Format

    .scf file extension

    Category: Games Files

    OS Software
    Windows Maxis SimTown Maxis SimTown
    MAC OS Maxis SimTown Maxis SimTown

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from SCF files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning SCF extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning SCF extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the SCF file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports SCF file extension
  • SCF file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with SCF files


If SCF file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a SCF file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open SCF file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing SCF in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit SCF format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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