File Extension CDA

  • Full name
    CD Audio Track
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Have you encountered a problem with a CDA file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a CDA file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your CDA file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


Files with the extension CDA usually contain no data in the true sense. They merely represent links to the individual tracks on an audio CD and can only be played by one of them.

The audio data of a CD when copied from the AudioCD is usually contained in wav or aif files. It is not enough to copy the CDA file to the computer. To copy the actual audio data, you need special software.

Programs which can open a CDA file

How to open a CDA file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the CDA file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a CDA file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support CDA files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a CDA file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all CDA files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with CDA there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the CDA file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the CDA file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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