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.vmsd File Extension

Developer: VMSD
File type: VMware Snapshot Metadata File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .vmsd. Files with the file extension .vmsd can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .vmsd files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .vmsd file?

Files with the .vmsd extension are known as VMware Snapshot Metadata Files developed by VMSD. They are usually the files that were created using the VMware Workstation application; a very popular program for virtualization or creating virtual environments and managing virtual machines. The files with this extension contain metadata for the storage of snapshot information which refers to the current virtual machine state. Since they are saved data, they are also data that can be loaded within the user interface of the software. These files cannot be opened manually, because they are saved using the VMware software. These .vmsd files are also associated with VMware Fusion; a program that allows users to run applications on MAC OS even if they are Windows applications. Applications that can be used to open these .vmsd files are VMware Workstation 8 for both for Windows and Linux OS, VMware Player, and VMware Fusion .

how to open a .vmsd file?

Launch a .vmsd file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .vmsd file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .vmsd files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .vmsd file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .vmsd file will open the correct application.

applications that open a .vmsd file

VMware Workstation 8

VMware Workstation 8

VMware Workstation 8 is a personal virtualization program used in building and sharing virtual machines in vSpheres. It was pioneered by VMware, Inc. and was released in 2011 where most of its consumers are engineers. Its main features include Remote Connections that provides continuous establishment of remote connection to hosts that are running in VMware vSphere, Workstation and VMware vCenter. Its Share feature allows users to share VMs so that teammates can get access to it and for faster testing of applications in a more production-like setting. Aside from that Workstation 8 added an Upload to vSphere option that assists users in dragging and dropping a VM from a desktop to vSphere. New User Interface was enhanced with live thumbnails, simplified menu, new virtual machine library with revamped searching capabilities and improved preferences screens. It now supports HD audio with 7.1 surround sound.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .vmsd files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .vmsd. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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with .vmsd files?
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