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SMD file format description

Many people share .smd files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .smd file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .smd files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.smd - Sega Genesis ROM

The SMD data files are related to Kega. SMD file is a Sega Genesis ROM (SUPER MAGICDRIVE) Image. The SMD format is a Genesis ROM format which must be decoded to be manipulated as normal Genesis cartridge data. SMD files consist of a series of 16KB blocks of data with their odd bytes at the beginning, and even bytes at the end. The Kega seems to be no longer supported.

Application:
Kega
Category:
Data files
Mime-type:
application/octet-stream
Magic:
- / -
Aliases:
-
Sega Genesis ROM related extensions:
.md
Sega Genesis ROM MD

Naturally, other applications may also use the .smd file extension. Even harmful programs can create .smd files. Be especially cautious with .smd files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .smd 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:

example.smd

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 .smd file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

smx, smr, sme, msd, smf, smv, cmd, sm, skd, shd, xmd, sd, snd, smw, emd

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

.smx
SysMetrix Skin
.smx
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.smr
Smedge2 Job Settings
.msd
Map Service Definition
.sme
Samsung Kies Messages Backup
.smf
OpenOffice Math Formula

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