A vfs file extension is related to the Virtual file system. A vfs file stores index of folders and files.

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

empty icon.vfs - UFO game archive

empty icon.vfs - VentaFax schedule file

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Software that works with vfs file extension

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What is vfs file? How to open vfs files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

The vfs file extension is associated with The Virtual file system, that is very similar to real file systems Windows uses (like FAT32, NTFS, ...).The main difference between the Virtual file system and a real File system is that the Virtual file system uses the real File system within its implementation.

The vfs file contains an index of folders and files stored on a hard drive or other media device type. It may be used to create a virtual file system, which speeds up browsing and searching for files.

Updated: March 25, 2018

The default software associated to vfs file type:

The GNOME Project logoGnomeVFS  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
The GNOME Project

GnomeVFS is short for GNOME Virtual File System. It provides an abstraction layer for the reading, writing and execution of files. It was originally used by the Nautilus file manager and other GNOME applications before GNOME 2.22.

Help how to open:

Probably not meant to be accessed by the user.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 55 AA 55 AA
ASCII code: U U

Related links:

Virtual File System on Wkipedia

Virtual File System

Programming a Virtual File System

IBM Server Clinic about Virtual File System

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

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting vfs files.

  • Create vfs file
  • Others vfs file

Programs that can create vfs file - Virtual file system index

Programs supporting the exension vfs on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about GnomeVFS for create vfs file action.


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