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.VMSD File Extension

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File TypeVMware Snapshot Metadata File

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CategoryData Files


File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.


File created by VMware Workstation, an application used for virtualization; contains metadata used for storing information about a snapshot, which is a frozen saved state of a virtual machine at a point in time; used as part of a snapshot save and enables the snapshot to be loaded.

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VMSD files are saved by VMware software behind the scenes and do not need to be opened manually. VM snapshots are saved and loaded from within the software user interface.

Program(s) that open .VMSD files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
VMware Workstation 11
Linux LogoLinux
VMware Workstation 11
Updated 10/20/2011