Files with cert file extension are related to the Open Virtual Machine Format.

There are 2 other file types using
the CERT file extension!

empty icon.cert - Netscape certificate index data file

empty icon.cert - Keychain Access data

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Software that open cert file

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CERT file extension - Open Virtual Machine Format certificate

What is cert file? How to open cert files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The cert file extension is associated with the Open Virtual Machine Format an open standard for packaging and distributing virtual machines developed by VMware, Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft and XenSource.

The cert file is used for integrity and authenticity checks.

The default software associated to open cert file:

VMware Workstation icon

VMware, Inc. logoVMware 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.

Help how to open:

The cert files are used for internal purposes of compatible apps.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .cert 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 recommended software applications associated to the .cert file extension

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

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with cert file - Open Virtual Machine Format certificate

Click on the software link(s) for more information. Suggested software applications use cert file type for internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open cert file actions.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with cert file by default:
VMware Workstation small icon VMware Workstation
Other suggested software:
VirtualBox small icon VirtualBox

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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