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Details of extension .vmdk

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .vmdk file?
  • Which program can create the .vmdk file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .vmdk format?
  • What can convert .vmdk files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .vmdk extension?
VMware Virtual Disk File .vmdk file icon

VMware Virtual Disk File

VMDK file is a VMWare Virtual Disk File. VMware products use the VMDK (Virtual Machine Disk Format) file format to store a virtual machine's hard-disk images.
Category: Disk Image files
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
VirtualBox Virtual Disk Image
VMware Virtual Machine Snapshot Metadata
QEMU Disk Image
Fast Virtual Disk
VMware Virtual Machine Snapshot State Data
VMware Virtual Machine Suspended State
VMware Virtual Machine Team Data
VMware Virtual Machine NVRAM Data
VMware Virtual Machine Configuration

Other types of files may also use the .vmdk file extension. If you have helpful information about .vmdk extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

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The .vmdk filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

mdk (1), vmk (1), vdk (1), vmrk (1), vmd (1)

Can't open a .vmdk file?

If you want to open a .vmdk file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .vmdk association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.vmdk

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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