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.tef File Extension

File type: TablEdit Tablature
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .tef. Files with the file extension .tef can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .tef files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .tef file?

TEF is a file extension for tablature files used with TablEdit. These files contain tablature and sheet music for stringed instruments such as the guitar and bass. TEF files also support non-stringed instruments including the harmonica and violin among many more. TEF files can be opened by TablEdit or TEFview. TEF files can be created and modified by TablEdit. TablEdit runs on Windows and Macintosh. Lite versions are available for iPad (TEFpad) and Windows Mobile (Pocket TablEdit). TablEdit is further distinguished by its minimalized size and optimized code for speed of loading and running. A free demo is available on their site.

how to open a .tef file?

Launch a .tef file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .tef file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .tef files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .tef file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .tef file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .tef file association errors

applications that open a .tef file



TablEdit is an application used in creating, listening, editing and printing sheet music or standard notation and tablature for guitar and other stringed instruments that includes bass, banjo and mandolin it also takes into consideration the use of fifth string. TablEdit developed a capability to support harmonica, mountain dulcimer, anglo-irish concertina, diatonic button accordion, violin, drums, whistle, tin, xaphoon, recorder, autoharp, Native American flute, Arabic oud and pedal steel guitar. It runs on both Macintosh and Windows. There are also lite versions for Windows Mobile or Pocket TablEdit and iPad or TEFpad. Its features comprise of instant conversion from tablature to standard notation and vice versa. It has integrated multi document interface that allows multiple TablEdit files to open. TablEdit supports unlimited language support including English, German, French and Spanish with 17 linguistic patches while help files are available in English, Spanish, French and German.


TEFview is a TablEdit file viewer that allows users to play files that used the TablEdit format. It is one type of a media player that works on a specific file. TablEdit is computer application that allows users to create and edit sheet music and tablature for guitars and other string instruments like bass guitar and mandolin. Users can listen to the songs with its original quality even if played at various speed. It can also play looped sections of the songs, which is best for practicing music. The viewer also allows users to print song sheets for easy reference. It also has the ability to add a Web link within the sheet. Its comes with a Title Information option if users want to add other pertinent data to a file. TEFview works with Windows 98 / 95 / 2000, Windows XP/ Vista / ME and Windows 7 & 8.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .tef files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .tef. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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