A vmx file extension is related to the VMware Workstation, Fusion and other software developed by VMware. A vmx file stores configuration of virtual machine created in the New Virtual Machine Wizard.

There are 4 other file types using
the VMX file extension!

empty icon.vmx - Cubase mixer settings

empty icon.vmx - Infor ERP data modelling & reporting

vmx icon.vmx - Microsoft Visual Studio Visual C++ macro project file

empty icon.vmx - Source engine map backup

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VMX file extension - VMware configuration data file

What is vmx file? How to open vmx files?

File type specification:

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

vmx file icon: vmx filetype icon

The vmx file extension is associated with VMware, a virtualization software used to run any operating system as a virtual machine under host OS.

The vmx files are the primary configuration files, that store settings chosen in the New Virtual Machine Wizard or virtual machine settings editor. In previous versions of VMWare for Linux these files might have cfg file extension.

The default software associated to open vmx 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 Player icon

VMware, Inc. logoVMware Player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
VMware, Inc.

VMware Player is a free utility used to run VMware virtual machines in Microsoft Windows.

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.

Related articles:

Run Mac OS X in VMware Workstation

Run Virtual PC machines in VMware Workstation

Convert Parallels Desktop virtual machine to Vmware Workstation

Open VMware virtual machine in Parallels Desktop for Mac

Help how to open:

Use VMWare to load up *.vmx configuration files.

How to convert:

As a whole, virtual machines can be converted from one virtualization platfrom to another. But you will need all files, not just a single one.

Find conversions from vmx file:

vmx to ovf

vmx to pvm

vmx to pvs

Find converter to vmx file type:

dsk to vmx

ova to vmx

ovf to vmx

pvm to vmx

File identification strings:

HEX code: 63 6F 6E 66 69 67 2E 76 65 72 73 69 6F 6E 20 3D 20
ASCII code: config.version =

List of software applications associated to the .vmx 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 vmx file, edit vmx file, convert vmx file, view vmx file, play vmx 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 vmx files.

Software that open vmx file - VMware configuration data file

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with vmx file by default:
VMware Workstation small icon VMware Workstation
VMware Player small icon VMware Player
Other suggested software:
VMware vSphere
Parallels Workstation small icon Parallels Workstation

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with vmx file by default:
VMware Fusion small icon VMware Fusion
Other suggested software:
Parallels Desktop for Mac small icon Parallels Desktop for Mac

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