.BCD File Extension
File Type 1Windows Boot Configuration Data File
This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.
Windows boot configuration format introduced with Windows Vista; replaces the older boot.ini format used by the NTLDR program; supports underlying firmware abstraction so that multiple systems can be supported.
BCD initially supported PC/AT BIOS and EFI systems but is extensible and can support other firmwares as well.
NOTE: BCD files use the Windows registry (.REG) format and therefore can be edited with the Windows Registry Editor.
File Type 2RealView Debugger Board Chip Definition File
File used by RealView Debugger (RVD), an ARM processor debugging application included with ARM Development Studio; describes the registers and memory map for a target integrated circuit; used during the design's testing and debugging process; saved in a plain text format.
NOTE: ARM processors are commonly used in mobile devices and for creating SoC (System on a chip) designs.