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

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

cert file icon.cert - Netscape certificate index file

cert file icon.cert - Keychain Access file

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Software that works with cert file extension

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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 cert 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.

Help how to open CERT files:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to open this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not meant to be opened or viewed directly. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

For general information try to look at:
Identifying unknown file formats

How to convert file with extension CERT:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .cert 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 cert file, edit cert file, convert cert file, view cert file, play cert file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Others cert file

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:

Linux/Unix:

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