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VHD File Extension

VHD file extension is created by Microsoft, also known as Virtual PC Virtual Hard Disk. VHD has been classified as Disk Image Files. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open VHD files in VMware Fusion program.



Virtual PC Virtual Hard Disk File Type

Virtual PC Virtual Hard Disk File Type
Extension .vhd
Developer Microsoft
Popularity 5.0 (371 Votes)
Mime Type mime-type/not.available
Default Program VMware Fusion
Category Disk Image Files
Format Binary
Updated 7/1/2024

What is a VHD File Type?

Since June 2005, the format specification for VHD image has been available under a free-royalty license. In 2012 the VHDX format was introduced as an extension of the VHD format. VHDX-registered virtual hard drives are stored in .VHDX files.

You can view the contents of a VHD file manually using 7 @-@Zip.



Free online VHD Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .VHD (Virtual PC Virtual Hard Disk) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to VHD, merge, split and compare the VHD files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.



VHD Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Virtual PC Virtual Hard Disk .VHD File Extensions while opening the .VHD files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open VHD Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Virtual PC Virtual Hard Disk on your system such as VMware Fusion.
  2. Associate default Vmware VMware Fusion program for *.vhd (Virtual PC Virtual Hard Disk) files.

    Associate VHD Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.VHD (e.g example.vhd) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Vmware VMware Fusion program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .vhd files.

    Associate VHD Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.VHD (e.g example.vhd) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Vmware VMware Fusion program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .VMware Fusion extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.


All Platform Software Programs for VHD File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the VHD files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open VHD File on Windows

Software License Developer
DT Soft Daemon Tools image. DT Soft Daemon Tools 6 for Windows Commercial DT Soft
Igor Pavlov 7-Zip image. Igor Pavlov 7-Zip 16 for Windows Open Source 7-Zip
Xilinx ISE Design Suite image. Xilinx ISE Design Suite 14 for Windows Commercial Xilinx
Smart Projects IsoBuster image. Smart Projects IsoBuster 4.3 for Windows Shareware Smart Projects
PowerISO image. PowerISO 6 for Windows Commercial PowerISO
Oracle VM VirtualBox image. Oracle VM VirtualBox 5 for Windows Freeware Oracle
Corel WinZip image. Corel WinZip 25 STANDARD for Windows Commercial Corel

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen VHD File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
DT Soft Daemon Tools image. DT Soft Daemon Tools 6 for MacOs Commercial DT Soft
VMware Fusion image. VMware Fusion 10 for MacOs Commercial VMware
Green Mountain DirectVHDL image. Green Mountain DirectVHDL 000 for MacOs Paid Green Mountain DirectVHDL
Oracle VM VirtualBox image. Oracle VM VirtualBox 5 for MacOs Freeware Oracle

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen VHD file on Linux

Software License Developer
Xilinx ISE Design Suite image. Xilinx ISE Design Suite 14 for Linux Commercial Xilinx
Oracle VM VirtualBox image. Oracle VM VirtualBox 5 for Linux Freeware Oracle

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen VHD file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen VHD file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen VHD file on Android

Software License Developer

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

VHD file extension icon image.About VHD - Virtual PC Virtual Hard Disk

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Updated 7/1/2024


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