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.BCD File Extension

File Type 1Windows Boot Configuration Data File

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CategorySystem Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a BCD file?

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.

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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.

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Programs that open BCD files
Microsoft Registry Editor
NeoSmart Technologies EasyBCD
Updated 8/20/2012

File Type 2RealView Debugger Board Chip Definition File

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CategoryCAD Files


This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

.BCD File Association 2

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.

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NOTE: ARM processors are commonly used in mobile devices and for creating SoC (System on a chip) designs.

Programs that open BCD files
Updated 8/20/2012

.BCD Extension Information

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