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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.

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.chd - MAME Compressed Hard Disk Image

The CHD disk image files are related to MAME. The 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:
MAME Configuration
MAME CHD Diff Data
MAME Highscore Data
Neo Geo BIOS Image
MAME Replay Data
MAME Layout Data

.chd - Chordastic Chord

The CHD document files are related to Chordastic. The CHD file is a Chordastic Chord. Chordastic is a lyrics and chords editor that may be used for fast and easy music tab editing.

Document files
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Chordastic Chord related extensions:
Chordastic Export

.chd - Chart FX Script

The CHD development files are related to Chart FX. The CHD file is a Chart FX Script. Chart FX is a data visualisation tool for Visual Studio. The Chart FX seems to be no longer supported.

Chart FX
Development files
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Chart FX Script related extensions:
ILOG Views Data
Lex Source Code
Julia HDF5 Data
Sage CRM Script
ICI Source Code
Erlang Makefile

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.

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:

cbd, cd, cgd, ch, chc, che, chf, chr, chs, chv, chw, chx, cjd, cmd, cnd

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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