VMSS file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.vmss - VMware Virtual Machine Suspended State

The VMSS data files are related to VMware Workstation. The VMSS file is a VMware Virtual Machine Suspended State. VMSS is the suspended state file, which stores the state of a suspended virtual machine.

VMware Workstation
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VMware Virtual Machine Suspended State related extensions:
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Naturally, other applications may also use the .vmss file extension. Even harmful programs can create .vmss files. Be especially cautious with .vmss files coming from an unknown source!

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

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

dmss, mss, vms, vss

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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Hamamatsu NanoZoomer VMS Index
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Microsoft Visio Stencil
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MuseScore Style Definition Data

Operating systems

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