A $vm file extension is related to the Windows 3.x Virtual Manager temporary data.

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$VM file extension - Windows 3.x Virtual Manager temporary data

What is $vm file? How to open $vm files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

$vm file icon: $vm filetype icon

Old file extension. Used by Microsoft Windows 3.x. Stores temporary data.

Temporary files may be created by computer programs for a variety of purposes; principally when a program cannot allocate enough memory for its tasks, when the program is working on data bigger than architecture's address space, or as a primitive form of inter-process communication.

This $vm file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to $vm file type:

Microsoft Windows 3.x icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows 3.x  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Windows 3.X is a popular operating system used in early 90s with graphical user interface and multitasking. The first version (3.0) was released in 1990 and last version (3.11 for Workgroups) in 1993. Windows 3.X is not independent operating system like Windows NT core based systems, but it need pre-installed MS-DOS system to run. It was the first version of Windows that uses virtual device drivers (VXD) and virtual memory features. In 1995 was replaced by Windows 95.

Help how to open $VM files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension $VM:

As far as we know, this .$vm 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 .$vm file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open $vm file, edit $vm file, convert $vm file, view $vm file, play $vm file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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

  • Create $vm file
  • Others $vm file

Programs that can create $vm file - Windows 3.x Virtual Manager temporary data

Click on the link to get more information about Microsoft Windows 3.x for create $vm file action.

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