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CHD file format description

CHD file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with CHD files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the CHD file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing CHD files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Chordastic Chord

The CHD file is categorized under Document. It is associated with Chordastic, serving as a Chordastic Chord. Chordastic is a lyrics and chords editor that may be used for fast and easy music tab editing. Visit the website of Chordastic for a detailed description of the CHD format.

Application:Chordastic
Category:Document files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Chordastic Chord related extensions

  • ecx Chordastic Export

#2 Chart FX Script

The CHD file is categorized under Development. It is associated with Chart FX, serving as a Chart FX Script. Chart FX is a data visualisation tool for Visual Studio. It seems that Chart FX is no longer supported by the maker.

Application:Chart FX
Category:Development files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Chart FX Script related extensions

  • jsm JAWS Script Message File
  • vspolicy Visual Studio Policy Description Language Data
  • lds Liquid Studio Source Code
  • ic Esterel Intermediate Code

#3 MAME Compressed Hard Disk Image

The CHD file is categorized under Disk Image. It is associated with MAME, serving as 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. Visit the website of MAME for a detailed description of the CHD format.

Application:MAME
Category:Disk Image files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

MAME Compressed Hard Disk Image related extensions

  • cfg MAME Configuration
  • dif MAME CHD Diff Data
  • hi MAME Highscore Data
  • ic8 Neo Geo BIOS Image

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The CHD filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

Filename extensions similar to CHD:

Windows can't open your CHD file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this CHD file.

To set the CHD file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set CHD file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle CHD files with care

Exercise caution when handling CHD files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar CHD files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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