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.BCD File Extension

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File Type 1Windows Boot Configuration Data File

DeveloperMicrosoft
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CategorySystem Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

Definition

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.

Program(s) that open .BCD files
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Microsoft Registry Editor
NeoSmart Technologies EasyBCD
Updated 8/20/2012

File Type 2RealView Debugger Board Chip Definition File

DeveloperARM
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CategoryCAD Files
FormatText

Text

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

Definition

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.

Program(s) that open .BCD files
Updated 8/20/2012