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VHD file format description

VHD file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with VHD 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 VHD 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 VHD files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Altera VHDL Design File

The VHD file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Altera Quartus II, serving as an Altera VHDL Design File. Altera Corporation is a Silicon Valley manufacturer of PLDs, reconfigurable complex digital circuits. VHDL Design Files can contain any combination of Altera Quartus II software-supported constructs. Visit the website of Altera Quartus II for a detailed description of the VHD format.

Application:Altera Quartus II
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Altera VHDL Design File related extensions

  • sxv4 SuperSTAR Database
  • mhp Maths Helper Plus Data
  • dbm Adobe ColdFusion Server Database
  • rtnbak CCH Axcess Tax Return Backup Data

#2 Virtual Hard Disk Image

The VHD file is categorized under Disk Image. It is associated with Microsoft Virtual PC, serving as a Virtual Hard Disk Image. A virtual hard disk provides storage for a virtual machine. Within the virtual machine, the virtual hard disk is represented as a physical disk and is used by the virtual machine as if it were a physical disk. Visit the website of Microsoft Virtual PC for a detailed description of the VHD format.

Application:Microsoft Virtual PC
Category:Disk Image files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Virtual Hard Disk Image related extensions

  • volarchive CopyCatX Volume Archive
  • atr SIO2PC Atari Disk Image
  • pdi Instant CD/DVD Image
  • ext3 EXT3 Filesystem Image

Did someone accidentally misspell the VHD filename?

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

Filename extensions similar to VHD:

Windows can't open your VHD 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 VHD file.

To set the VHD 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 VHD file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle VHD files with care

Exercise caution when handling VHD 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 VHD files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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