File Type CD Audio Track Shortcut IconCD Audio Track Shortcut
File Format Standard
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common

Shortcut to a track on an audio CD; plays the referenced track on the CD when opened; therefore, the CD must be in the CD-ROM drive for the shortcut to work correctly.

CDA files do not contain actual audio data. Songs "ripped" from an audio CD are usually saved as uncompressed .AIF or .WAV files.

Open With

IconApple iTunes

IconMicrosoft Windows Media Player

IconNullsoft Winamp


IconApple iTunes

IconRealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud

IconVideoLAN VLC media player


IconVideoLAN VLC media player

IconOther audio player

Updated 2007