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.VHD File Extension

File Type 1VHDL Source File

4.0 (16 Votes)
CategoryDeveloper Files


This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

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.

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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.

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Programs that open VHD files
Updated 1/10/2012

File Type 2Virtual PC Virtual Hard Disk

3.9 (58 Votes)
CategoryDisk Image Files


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

.VHD File Association 2

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.

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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.

Programs that open VHD files
Updated 6/29/2012

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