Files with vsd extension can be most notably found as flowcharts and diagrams created in older versions of Microsoft Visio program.

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VSD file extension - Microsoft Visio diagram document

What is vsd file? How to open vsd files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

Microsoft Office file type icon Microsoft Office file type

vsd file icon: vsd filetype icon

File extension vsd is mainly related with Microsoft Visio (before also known as Microsoft Office Visio), a diagramming software from Microsoft.

VSD is a binary file format used for flowcharts and other diagram documents created and saved in Microsoft Visio.

They can also include text, images, shapes, and data. VSD files are often used in business and technical environments to visualize and communicate complex information, systems, and processes.

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Updated: November 23, 2023

The default software associated to open vsd file:

Microsoft Visio icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Visio  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A diagram application, that uses vector graphics to create diagrams. Microsoft Visio is distributed as part of Microsoft Office Family and also available as a subscription through Microsoft Office 365. The latest version is Visio 2016 that is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Visio allows users to create professional diagrams in just few clicks. Visio makes diagramming simple—whether you want to quickly capture a flowchart that you brainstormed on a whiteboard, map an IT network, build an organizational chart, document a business process, or draw a floor plan.

Microsoft Visio 2013 Viewer icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Visio 2013 Viewer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visio 2013 Viewer allows users to view Visio drawings (.vsdx, .vsdm, .vsd, .vdx, .vdw, .vstx, .vstm, .vst, or .vtx extension). Viewing Visio drawings is as simple as double-clicking the drawing file in Windows Explorer. Internet Explorer will open, and Visio Viewer will render the drawing in the browser window.

VSDX and VSD Reader picture or screenshot

VSDX and VSD Reader  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
John Li

VSDX and VSD Reader allows users to open Visio VSD and VSDX files on Mac and export them to PDF or SVG format.

Help how to open:

Use Microsoft Visio to open *.vsd files. On Mac you can use VSDX and VSD Reader and others to view content of *.vsd files.

How to convert:

You can use Free PDF Converter to convert the *.vsd files to Adobe PDF document format.

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List of software applications associated to the .vsd 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 vsd file, edit vsd file, convert vsd file, view vsd file, play vsd file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in'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 vsd files.

Software that open vsd file - Microsoft Visio diagram document

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with vsd file by default:
Microsoft Visio small icon Microsoft Visio
Microsoft Visio 2013 Viewer small icon Microsoft Visio 2013 Viewer
Other suggested software:
SmartDraw small icon SmartDraw
iGrafx FlowCharter

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with vsd file by default:
VSDX and VSD Reader
Other suggested software:
VSD Viewer Pro for Mac

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