Files with hdd suffix can be mostly found as virtual hard drives from Parallels Workstation and Parallels Desktop for Mac.

There is one other file type using
the HDD file extension!

hdd file icon.hdd - HelloDOC medical software file

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Software that works with hdd file extension

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HDD file extension - Parallels Desktop or Workstation virtual hard disk

What is hdd file? How to open hdd files?

File type specification:

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

hdd file icon: hdd filetype icon

File extension hdd is mainly associated with Parallels Workstation and Parallels Desktop for Mac virtualization software - a family of competitive products to VMware Workstation.

A typical .hdd file (Virtual Machine hard disk) contains virtual disk image of operation system and programs usable in Parallels Workstation. It is stored in the .pvm virtual machine container.

This file can be mounted by Parallels Mounter tool. Parallels Mounter allows you to browse the contents of your virtual machines and virtual hard disks directly in the Finder, without starting Parallels Explorer. But unlike Parallels Explorer, Parallels Mounter doesn't support VMware, Microsoft PC, and VirtualBox virtual machine files. Parallels Mounter is automatically installed along with Parallels Desktop for Mac.

The default software associated to hdd file type:

Parallels Workstation icon

Parallels Holdings Ltd. logo Parallels Workstation  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Parallels Holdings Ltd.

Parallels Workstation is virtualizing application for Windows and Mac used to run multiple OS configurations at the same time on one physical PC. Parallels Workstation is compatible with Parallels Mobile app for iPad and iPhone.

Parallels Desktop for Mac icon

Parallels Holdings Ltd. logo Parallels Desktop for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Parallels Holdings Ltd.

Parallels Desktop for Mac is popular virtualization software used to run Microsoft Windows and other operating systems on Mac computers running Mac OS X. It is able to run virtualized operating systems very fast with full 3D acceleration support and without lost Mac performance.

Parallels Workstation for Linux icon

Parallels Holdings Ltd. logo Parallels Workstation for Linux  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  Parallels Holdings Ltd.

Parallels Workstation is virtualizing application for Linux used to run multiple OS configurations at the same time on one physical PC. Parallels Workstation is compatible with Parallels Mobile app for iPad and iPhone.

Related articles:

Convert Parallels Desktop virtual machine to Vmware Workstation

Open VMware virtual machine in Parallels Desktop for Mac

Help how to open HDD files:

Use with Parallels virtualization software to work with the *.hdd files. This file can be mounted like new drive into you host OS by Parallels mounter tool.

How to convert file with extension HDD:

Various virtual machine files can be usually converted for use on different virtualization platforms. Typically done with some kind of export function.

Find conversions from hdd file:

hdd to pvs

hdd to vdi

hdd to vhd

hdd to vmdk

Find converter to hdd file type:

vdi to hdd

vhd to hdd

vmdk to hdd

List of software applications associated to the .hdd 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 hdd file, edit hdd file, convert hdd file, view hdd file, play hdd 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 able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the hdd files.

  • Open hdd file
  • Create hdd file
  • Import hdd file
  • Export hdd file
  • Others hdd file

Software that open hdd file - Parallels Desktop or Workstation virtual hard disk

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with hdd file by default:
Parallels Workstation small icon Parallels Workstation
Other suggested software:
VirtualBox small icon VirtualBox

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with hdd file by default:
Parallels Desktop for Mac small icon Parallels Desktop for Mac
Other suggested software:
VirtualBox for Mac small icon VirtualBox for Mac

Linux/Unix:

Main software associated with hdd file by default:
Parallels Workstation for Linux small icon Parallels Workstation for Linux
Other suggested software:
VirtualBox for Linux small icon VirtualBox for Linux

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