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File extensions used for virtual machines, virtual machine disk drives and other important configuration and setting files used by virtualization software

List of common virtualization software related files

Virtual machine, virtualization software related file extension list

File extensions used for virtual machines, virtual machine disk drives and other important configuration and setting files used by virtualization software.

This category of file types contains various files used by virtualization software, including their main data files, configuration, settings, disk images, logs, temporary or cache files.

Virtual machine is a software emulated computer system with virtualized hardware components (processor, video card, memory, storage etc.), which like a physical machine, runs an operating system and it's apps. Emulated hardware devices provide the same functionality as physical hardware.

A typical virtual machine is comprised of several types of files, that contains configuration files (VMX, VMXF, PVI, VBOX), virtual storage files (VMDK, HDD, VDI) and other like virtual machine snapshots, swap files, logs.

Virtualization is useful for running different operating systems on one physical computer machine. This is used to run suspicious apps, testing uhuthorized system settings, to emulate old operating systems and run old apps, or virtualizing different hardware architectures. Other benefits of virtualized system are portability, manageability, and security.

Two major classifications of virtual machine exists:

  • A system virtual machine - a complete emulated platform with entire operating system (VMware Workstation, Parallels Desktop, VirtualBox).
  • A process virtual machine - used to run and emulate environment for a one app in operating system (Microsoft .NET, JAVA runtime environments).

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 file extension ovaOpen Virtual Machine Format single archive
vmdk file icon file extension vmdkVMware virtual disk
vmem file icon file extension vmemVMware virtual machine's paging data
vhd file icon file extension vhdVirtual Hard Disk
 file extension confConfiguration information
vdi file icon file extension vdiVirtualBox disk image
 file extension vbox-extpackVirtualBox extension pack
vhdx file icon file extension vhdxMicrosoft Windows Hyper-V virtual hard disk
 file extension xml-prevVirtualBox XML settings backup
ovf file icon file extension ovfOpen Virtualization Format Package
 file extension pvmParallels Desktop virtual machine
vmx file icon file extension vmxVMware configuration data
 file extension avhdMicrosoft Hyper-V differencing disk data
 file extension qcow2QEMU Copy-On-Write data
vmc file icon file extension vmcMicrosoft Virtual PC settings
nvram file icon file extension nvramVMware VM BIOS state
pvs file icon file extension pvsParallels configuration data
 file extension menudataVMWare cache data
 file extension fddParallels virtual machine floppy disk drive image
hdd file icon file extension hddParallels Desktop or Workstation virtual hard disk
 file extension vboxVirtualBox settings
 file extension appiconVMWare cache
 file extension appinfoVMware Workstation appData cache file
 file extension vmwarevmVMware Fusion virtual machine
vfd file icon file extension vfdVirtual PC virtual floppy disk image
 file extension xvaCitrix Xen Virtual Appliance file
vmxf file icon file extension vmxfVMware team virtual machine configuration
vcb file icon file extension vcbVMware Consolidated Backup archive
 file extension efdParallels Desktop related data
vmsd file icon file extension vmsdVMware snapshots and metadata
 file extension vmcxMicrosoft Virtual PC virtual machine shell information
 file extension pvcParallels Desktop copied configuration file
 file extension hdsParallels Desktop hard disk file
vmss file icon file extension vmssVMware suspended state
 file extension dskVMware virtual disk file
hlog file icon file extension hlogVMware Workstation log
r0 file icon file extension r0VirtualBox data
 file extension vmoappVMware vCenter Orchestrator application
vmsn file icon file extension vmsnVMware snapshot state
 file extension zrpVMware Unix Agent debug data
 file extension appdataVMware cache
vmsg file icon file extension vmsgVMware log file
 file extension vswpVMware virtual memory data
vsv file icon file extension vsvVirtual machine's memory saved-state
 file extension psfParallels shared folders
 file extension vmacVMware configuration data
 file extension memParallels virtual machine memory dump
 file extension qcowQEMU Copy-On-Write file
 file extension xvmVMware console configuration
 file extension imgQEMU Qcow disk image
 file extension stdVMware suspended state data
 file extension vmlogVMware replay recording
vud file icon file extension vudMicrosoft Virtual PC virtual machine undo file
 file extension qvmQ virtual machine file
fm file icon file extension fmVMware file
 file extension pviParallels Tools settings file
vmtm file icon file extension vmtmVMware team configuration file
 file extension tvrVMware ThinApp virtual registry data
 file extension syndarticleParalllels Desktop file
 file extension vmplWMvare policy file
 file extension vmtVMware configuration file
 file extension vpc7Virtual machine package file
 file extension vpc6Virtual machine package file
vmxa file icon file extension vmxaVMware ACE master configuration file
 file extension vmdk-converttmpVMware Fusion temporary file
 file extension pkiLibVirt PKI data file
 file extension kbdParallels Desktop preference file
vmhf file icon file extension vmhfVMware ACE hot fix file
vmhr file icon file extension vmhrVMware ACE hot fix file
 file extension vmbaVMware configuration file

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