.VHD File Extension

.VHD File Extension

File Type 1

Virtual PC Virtual Hard Disk

Developer Microsoft
Popularity
4.0  |  89 Votes
Category Disk Image Files
Format Binary

What is a VHD file?

A VHD file contains a virtual hard disk image used by Microsoft Windows Virtual PC, a Windows virtualization program. It stores the contents of a hard disk of a virtual machine (VM), which may include disk partitions, a file system, files, and folders. VHD files 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. The VHDX format was introduced in 2012 as an extension of the VHD format. Virtual hard disks saved in the VHDX format are stored in .VHDX files.

How do I open a VHD file?

You can use a variety of virtualization programs, including Microsoft Windows Virtual PC (Windows), VMWare Workstation (Windows, Linux), VMWare Fusion (Mac), and QEMU (cross-platform) to mount the virtual disk a VHD file contains and use it to launch a virtual machine. You can also use 7-Zip (Windows) to examine a VHD file's contents without mounting it.

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Programs that open VHD files

Updated June 30, 2021
File Type 2

VHDL Source File

Developer N/A
Popularity
3.7  |  24 Votes
Category Developer Files
Format Text

What is a VHD file?

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.

Programs that open VHD files

Updated January 10, 2012

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