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.VHD File Extension

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File Type 1Virtual PC Virtual Hard Disk

DeveloperMicrosoft
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CategoryDisk Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

Definition

Hard disk image file used by Microsoft Windows Virtual PC; stores data within a single file that acts as an individual hard disk; may be used to install multiple operating systems on a single computer, test software programs, or run older applications.

More Information

The VHD Image Format Specification has been available as a royalty-free license since June, 2005.

NOTE: You can examine the contents of a VHD file manually by using 7-Zip.

Program(s) that open .VHD files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Windows Virtual PC
Microsoft Virtual Server
Oracle VM VirtualBox
VMware Workstation 11
7-Zip
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Oracle VM VirtualBox
VMware Fusion 7
Linux LogoLinux
Oracle VM VirtualBox
VMware Workstation 11
Updated 6/29/2012

File Type 2VHDL Source File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
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CategoryDeveloper 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

Source file written in VHDL, which stands for Very High Speed Integrated Circuits (VHSIC) Hardware Description Language (HDL); often used for automating the design of electrical circuits and components.

More Information

Electronic engineers can use VHDL to describe hardware components in a text-based format. This description can then be used to manufacture a physical circuit such as a motherboard, processor, or memory module.

Program(s) that open .VHD files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Xilinx ISE Design Suite
Mentor Graphics ModelSim
Green Mountain DirectVHDL
Any text editor
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Green Mountain DirectVHDL
Any text editor
Linux LogoLinux
Xilinx ISE Design Suite
Mentor Graphics ModelSim
Any text editor
Updated 1/10/2012