VDI file format description

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

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.vdi - VirtualBox Virtual Disk Image

The VDI disk image files are related to VirtualBox. The VDI file is a VirtualBox Virtual Disk Image. VirtualBox is an x86 virtualization software package, originally created by German software company innotek, now developed by Sun Microsystems as part of its Sun xVM virtualization platform.

Disk Image files
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VirtualBox Virtual Disk Image related extensions:
VirtualBox Data

.vdi - VirtualDub Debug Info Data

The VDI data files are related to VirtualDub. The VDI file is a VirtualDub Debug Info Data. VirtualDub is a video capture and video processing utility for Microsoft Windows written by Avery Lee. It is designed to process linear video streams, including filtering and recompression.

Data files
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VirtualDub Debug Info Data related extensions:
VirtualDub Template
VirtualDub Jobs Data
VirtualDub Processing Settings Data
VirtualDub Video Filter
VirtualDub Plugin File
VirtualDub Frame-Server Data

.vdi - Stepmania Debug Resource

The VDI game data files are related to Stepmania. The VDI file is a Debug Resource. StepMania is an open source and cross-platform rhythm video game and engine. The StepMania package format was created to make the distribution of songs and other add-ons very easy.

Game Data files
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Stepmania Debug Resource related extensions:
Stepmania Course Data
Stepmania Package Description
Stepmania Song
Stepmania Package
Stepmania Song Data

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

Can't open a .vdi 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 .vdi file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

bdi, cdi, ddi, di, dvi, fdi, gdi, vci, vd, vdj, vdk, vdl, vdo, vdu, vfi

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

DataTypes.net currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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