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VMX file format description

VMX file format

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

#1 VMware Virtual Machine Configuration

The VMX file is categorized under Configuration. It is associated with VMware Workstation, serving as a VMware Virtual Machine Configuration. This is the primary configuration file, which stores settings chosen in the New Virtual Machine Wizard or virtual machine settings editor. If you created the virtual machine under an earlier version of VMware Workstation on a Linux host, this file may have a .cfg extension. Visit the website of VMware Workstation for a detailed description of the VMX format.

Application:VMware Workstation
Category:Configuration files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

VMware Virtual Machine Configuration related extensions

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#2 Visual Studio Macro Project

The VMX file is categorized under Project. It is associated with Microsoft Visual Studio, serving as a Visual Studio Macro Project. Visit the website of Microsoft Visual Studio for a detailed description of the VMX format.

Application:Microsoft Visual Studio
Category:Project files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Visual Studio Macro Project related extensions

  • hvj Havij Project
  • opf KEPServerEX Project
  • ezpt EDIUS Project Template
  • etbp eTextbookCreator Project

#3 Valve Source Map Backup

The VMX file is categorized under Development. It is associated with Valve Source SDK, serving as a Valve Source Map Backup. The Source engine is a 3D game engine developed by Valve Corporation. It debuted in October 2004 with Half-Life 2. Visit the website of Valve Source SDK for a detailed description of the VMX format.

Application:Valve Source SDK
Category:Development files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Valve Source Map Backup related extensions

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  • m2o Modula Fitted Modula2 Data
  • syt Sytes Template File
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#4 Cubase Mixer Settings Data

The VMX file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Steinberg Cubase, serving as a Cubase Mixer Settings Data. Steinberg Cubase is a professional level tool for every task in music composition and production. Visit the website of Steinberg Cubase for a detailed description of the VMX format.

Application:Steinberg Cubase
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Cubase Mixer Settings Data related extensions

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  • fot InfoZoom Template
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Did someone accidentally misspell the VMX filename?

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

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Windows can't open your VMX 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 VMX file.

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

Handle VMX files with care

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

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