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.VSD File Extension

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File TypeVisio Drawing File

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CategoryVector Image Files


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


Drawing project saved by Visio, a program used to create business diagrams; may contain visual objects, information flows, text, and other data; may also store connection information for imported data sources.

More Information

Visio drawings allow users to visualize and communicate complex information. They can be used to create flowcharts, workflow diagrams, organizational charts, software diagrams, network diagrams, and database models.

VSD files can be viewed with the Microsoft Visio Viewer program (vviewer.exe).

NOTE: The VSD format was replaced by the .VSDX format in Visio 2013.

Programs that open VSD files
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Visio 2016
iGrafx FlowCharter
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8
The Omni Group OmniGraffle 6
Nektony VSD Viewer for Mac
Nektony VSD Viewer
Updated 6/18/2013

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