A vhdx file extension is related to the Microsoft Windows 8 and higher releases of Windows operating system. A vhdx file contains backup archives.

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VHDX file - Microsoft Windows Hyper-V virtual hard disk

What is vhdx file? How to open vhdx files?

File type specification:

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The vhdx file extension is associated with the Hyper-V virtualizing technology presented in operating system Microsoft Windows 8, also used by Windows 10.

The vhdx file contains virtual hard disk image in similar file format like Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) format, but supports virtual disks larger than 2040 GB (maximum is 16 TB) and is resilient to power failure events.

Hyper-V is virtualization system for x86-64 based systems. First version of Hyper-V is distributed with the Microsoft Windows Server 2008. The new version of Hyper-V that uses VHDX file format was introduced with Windows 8 Developer Preview.

These files can always be found in default Windows 8 backup archives.

Updated: February 26, 2018

The default software associated to vhdx file type:

Microsoft Windows 10 icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows 10  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows 10 is operating system for desktop, laptop and tablet computers. Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use, with lots of similarities to Windows 7 including the Start menu.

Windows 10 comes with great built-in apps like Edge, Maps, Photos, Mail & Calendar, Music, Movies & TV. And these apps use OneDrive to back up your information and sync seamlessly across your Windows 10 devices.

Microsoft Windows 8 icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows 8  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows 8 is the first member of the Windows operating systems designed with touchscreens in mind. Windows 8 features a brand new GUI called Metro. The system also now supports ARM platform. It is used on PC, mobiles and tablets. Newer version with many improvements and updates is Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft Corporation logoHyper-V  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Hyper-V is used to create a virtualized server computing environment available in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Each virtual machine is a virtualized computer system that operates in an isolated execution environment. This allows you to run multiple operating systems simultaneously on one physical computer.

Microsoft Windows Server icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows Server  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Server is server operating system based on Windows NT core. It is based on the same code as Windows Vista. However it contains many improved features as well as other server and  network features.

Help how to open:

Use Microsoft Windows 8 / Windows 10 to mount and read data in *.vhdx Virtual Hard Disk files.

How to convert:

Possibly can be converted like any other disk image file formats.

Find conversions from vhdx file:

vhdx to vhd

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

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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 vhdx files.

  • Open vhdx file
  • Convert vhdx file
  • Create vhdx file
  • Recover vhdx file
  • Backup vhdx file

Software that open vhdx file - Microsoft Windows Hyper-V virtual hard disk

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with vhdx file by default:
Microsoft Windows 10 small icon Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 8 small icon Microsoft Windows 8
Hyper-V
Microsoft Windows Server small icon Microsoft Windows Server
Other suggested software:
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