Files with vdi extension are disk images in VirtualBox Virtual Disk Image format. VirtualBox is free virtualization software for Windows, Mac and Unix based operating systems. Virtual Disk Image is proprietary VirtualBox container file format used to emulate physical disk that store virtualized operating system and virtualized data.

There are 3 other file types using
the VDI file extension!

empty icon.vdi - VirtualDub debug info

empty icon.vdi - Virtuo CD Manager disk image

empty icon.vdi - StepMania debug resource

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Software that open vdi file

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VDI file extension - VirtualBox disk image

What is vdi file? How to open vdi files?

File type specification:

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

vdi file icon: vdi filetype icon

File extension vdi is associated with VirtualBox, a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86-64 based platform that runs on multiple operating systems and is currently developed by Oracle.

The vdi files are virtual disk images (VDI) stored in VirtualBox proprietary file format. Virtual Disk Images are container format  used to store all virtualized data and virtualized operating system in one file (virtualized physical disc).

VirtualBox contains command line tool named VboxManage that is able to change many settings in virtual disk images as well as convert VDI files to VHD Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk and VMDK VMWare virtual disk file formats.

Updated: November 24, 2023

The default software associated to open vdi file:

VirtualBox icon

Oracle Corporation logoVirtualBox  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Oracle Corporation

VirtualBox is popular open-source multi-platform free x86 virtualization software package. VirtualBox supports virtualization of many operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac, Solaris, OpenBSD etc.

VirtualBox has own specific virtual container format called Virtual Disk Image (VDI), where it stores virtual machine. VirtualBox also supports containers from other applications, such as WMvare and Microsoft Virtual PC.

The most popular file extensions used by Virtual Box are OVA, OVF and VDI.

Related articles:

Run VirtualBox machine in Virtual PC

Open VMDK virtual disk images in VirtualBox

How to convert VDI to VMDK

Help how to open:

Use VirtualBox to open and run virtual machines stored in VDI virtual disk images.

How to convert:

Use VboxManage command line tool to convert VDI virtual disk images to VHD or VMDK virtual disk formats.

Find conversions from vdi file:

vdi to hdd

vdi to iso

vdi to ova

vdi to ovf

vdi to raw

vdi to vhd

vdi to vmdk

Find converter to vdi file type:

bin to vdi

hdd to vdi

hds to vdi

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ova to vdi

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vhd to vdi

File identification strings:

HEX code: 3C 3C 3C 20 4F 72 61 63 6C 65 20 56 4D 20 56 69 72
ASCII code: <<< Oracle VM VirtualBox Disk Image >>>

List of software applications associated to the .vdi 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 vdi file, edit vdi file, convert vdi file, view vdi file, play vdi file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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 vdi files.

Software that open vdi file - VirtualBox disk image

Programs supporting the exension vdi on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open vdi file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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

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