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.QED File Extension

File TypeQEMU Enhanced Disk Image

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What is a QED file?

A QED file is a disk image file saved in the QEMU Enhanced Disk Image (QED) format, which is a format used by QEMU virtualization software. It stores the hard drive contents of a QEMU virtual machine.

More Information

The QED format is designed to improve upon the performance of the QEMU Copy On Write Version 2 (.QCOW2) format, which replaced the QEMU Copy On Write (.QCOW) format. However, the development of the format ceased and QEMU reverted back to the QCOW2 format.

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Programs that open QED files

Updated 5/14/2020

About QED Files

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