CHD file format description
Many people share .chd files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .chd file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .chd files.
2 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.chd - MAME Compressed Hard Disk Image
The CHD disk image files are related to MAME. CHD file is a MAME Compressed Hard Disk Image. MAME is an emulator application designed to recreate the hardware of arcade game systems in software on modern personal computers and other platforms. A CHD file is a compressed representation of a game's hard disk, CD-ROM, or laserdisc, and is generally not included as part of a game's ROMs.
- Disk Image files
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- MAME Compressed Hard Disk Image related extensions:
.chd - Chordastic Chord
The CHD document files are related to Chordastic. CHD file is a Chordastic Chord. Chordastic is a lyrics and chords editor that may be used for fast and easy music tab editing.
Naturally, other applications may also use the .chd file extension. Even harmful programs can create .chd files. Be especially cautious with .chd files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .chd file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .chd file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
shd, chr, cyd, cbd, ctd, cmd, chx, chv, che, vhd, ch, hcd, cd, cud, cnd
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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