A vmc file extension is used for Microsoft Virtual PC settings files. File contains complete settings for Microsoft Virtual machine such as processor settings, memory settings, graphic card settings, net connection, USB settings. A vmc file is related to VHD file, where is stored virtual machine disk image.

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

vmc file icon.vmc - Adobe Acrobat virtual memory file

vmc file icon.vmc - DESQview video monitor configuration file

vmc file icon.vmc - Virtual memory configuration file

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VMC file extension - Microsoft Virtual PC settings

What is vmc file? How to open vmc files?

File type specification:

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

vmc file icon: vmc filetype icon

The vmc file extension is associated with the Microsoft Virtual PC application. Microsoft Virtual PC is recommended to create virtual machines with Windows on one physical computer, however it is also able to run virtual machines with other operating systems such as Linux, Solaris, OS/2, MS-DOS etc.

A vmc file contains settings for virtual machine such as processor settings, memory settings, graphic card settings, net connection, USB settings. The VMC format is related to VHD Virtual Hard Disk format, in which virtual machine data are stored

The vmc file is in XML text file format and its contain is viewable in simple text editor for example Windows Notepad, Notepad++, TextEdit, gedit.

The default software associated to vmc file type:

Windows Virtual PC (Microsoft Virtual PC) icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Windows Virtual PC (Microsoft Virtual PC)  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Windows Virtual PC (Microsoft Virtual PC) is virtualization application for Microsoft Windows operating system.

Virtual PC is able to run multiple desktop operating systems on one physical computer. Virtual PC officially supports virtualizing of Microsoft Windows, MS-DOS and OS/2 operating systems, but it is able to set custom settings for run Unix based operating systems.

Related articles:

Run Virtual PC machines in VMware Workstation

Help how to open VMC files:

The VMC format is for internal use of Virtual PC, however it is stored in XML text file format and it is viewable in simple text editors.

How to convert file with extension VMC:

The VMC format is related to VHD format. Both of them are used by VMWare vCenter Converter to convert Microsoft Virtual PC virtual machine to WMvare virtual machine.

Find conversions from vmc file:

vmc to vhd

vmc to vmdk

File identification strings:

HEX code: FF FE 3C 00 3F 00 78 00 6D 00 6C 00 20 00 76 00 65
ASCII code: ? x m l v e r s i o n =

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

  • Open vmc file
  • Save vmc file
  • Edit vmc file
  • Create vmc file
  • Import vmc file

Software that open vmc file - Microsoft Virtual PC settings

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with vmc file by default:
Windows Virtual PC (Microsoft Virtual PC) small icon Windows Virtual PC (Microsoft Virtual PC)
Other suggested software:
VMware Player small icon VMware Player
VMware Workstation small icon VMware Workstation
Parallels Workstation small icon Parallels Workstation

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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