vmsd file extension is used for snapshot metadata files used by VMware Workstation virtualization software.

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VMSD file extension - VMware snapshots and metadata

What is vmsd file? How to open vmsd files?

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

vmsd file icon: vmsd filetype icon

The vmsd file extension is associated with VMware Workstation a virtualization software used to create virtual computers on one physical machine.

The vmsd file is a centralized file for storing information and metadata about virtual machine snapshots saved in snapshots manager within VMware Workstation.

Snapshot file contains saved state of system for certain virtual machine (you can save various states of virtual computer like e.g. Windows 10 before updates, Windows 10 after updates, some tests and you can still working with all of them or switch between them). This feature is very useful for software testing and development etc.

This file must be together in one directory with other VMware virtual machine files like .vmdk, .vmx, .vmsn etc..

The default software associated to open vmsd file:

VMware Workstation icon

VMware, Inc. logoVMware Workstation  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
VMware, Inc.

VMware Workstation is popular application used to create virtual computer machines in one desktop or laptop computer. It supports virtualization of many computer operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, MS-DOS, FreeBSD etc.

VMware Workstation can convert an existing physical computer into VMware virtual machine. Each virtual machine represents a complete computer, including processor, memory, network connections etc. VMware Workstation is distributed for Microsoft Windows and Linux.

VMware Fusion icon

VMware, Inc. logoVMware Fusion  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
VMware, Inc.

VMware Fusion is utility used to migrate Windows PC to Mac computer. It is able to run Windows applications on Mac at maximum speed without impacting the power of Mac. VMware Fusion can import partitions and virtual machines with few clicks.

Help how to open:

File is a part of virtual machine files and profile used by VMware virtualization software. Use VMware Workstation to run virtual machine. This file is just simple text file with metadata and virtual machine snapshots information created and described by virtual machine creator.

For Mac OS X users there is app called VMware Fusion and it works the same way like VMware Workstation on Windows platform.

How to convert:

There is no way how to convert *.vmsd files to other formats.

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

Software that open vmsd file - VMware snapshots and metadata

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with vmsd file by default:
VMware Workstation small icon VMware Workstation
Other suggested software:
VMware vSphere

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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