Can you convert my old Surfer files to open in newer versions of Surfer?

Surfer version 11 and above opens SRF files created in Surfer 7 and above. Surfer files created in versions 6 and prior are no longer supported and cannot be opened. If you attempt to open a Surfer 6 (or older) SRF file in Surfer 11 (or newer), you will get an error:


Surfer 5 and 6 SRF files are no longer supported by Surfer. To convert this file to a format that can be read, please open and resave it in either Surfer 7, 8, 9 or 10. For more information, please contact


To convert these old files so you can open them in newer versions of Surfer, you can use our free online file converter. This knowledge base article details how to perform the conversion: How can I convert my old Surfer/Grapher files so I can open them in newer versions?


Updated October 16, 2018


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