The vmsd file extension is used for snapshot metadata files used by VMware Workstation virtualization software.

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VMSD file extension - VMware snapshots and metadata file

What is vmsd file? How to open vmsd files?

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Virtual machine, virtualization software related file type icon Virtual machine, virtualization software related file type

vmsd file icon: vmsd filetype icon

The vmsd file extension is associated with VMware Workstation a virtualization software used to create virtual computers on one physical machine.

The vmsd file is a centralized file for storing information and metadata about virtual machine snapshots saved in snapshots manager within VMware Workstation. Snapshot file contains saved state of system for certain virtual machine (you can save various states of virtual computer like e.g. Windows 8 before updates, Windows 8 after updates, some tests and you can still working with all of them or switch between them). This feature is very useful for software testing and development etc.

This file must be together in one directory with other VMware virtual machine files like .vmdk, .vmx, .vmsn etc..

The default software associated to vmsd file type:

VMware Workstation icon

VMware, Inc. logo VMware Workstation  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  VMware, Inc.

VMware Workstation is popular application used to create virtual computer machines in one desktop or laptop computer. It supports virtualization of many computer operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, MS-DOS, FreeBSD etc.

VMware Workstation can convert an existing physical computer into VMware virtual machine. Each virtual machine represents a complete computer, including processor, memory, network connections etc. VMware Workstation is distributed for Microsoft Windows and Linux.

VMware Fusion icon

VMware, Inc. logo VMware Fusion  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  VMware, Inc.

VMware Fusion is utility used to migrate Windows PC to Mac computer. It is able to run Windows applications on Mac at maximum speed without impacting the power of Mac. VMware Fusion can import partitions and virtual machines with few clicks.

Help how to open VMSD files:

File is a part of virtual machine files and profile used by VMware virtualization software. Use VMware Workstation to run virtual machine. This file is just simple text file with metadata and virtual machine snapshots information created and described by virtual machine creator.
For Mac OS X users there is app called VMware Fusion and it works the same way like VMware Workstation on Windows platform.

How to convert file with extension VMSD:

As far as we know, this .vmsd file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .vmsd file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open vmsd file, edit vmsd file, convert vmsd file, view vmsd file, play vmsd file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the vmsd files.

  • Open vmsd file
  • Create vmsd file
  • Others vmsd file

Software that open vmsd file - VMware snapshots and metadata file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open vmsd file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with vmsd file by default:
VMware Workstation small icon VMware Workstation
Other suggested software:
VMware vSphere

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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