.vhd

File Type 1 Virtual PC Virtual Hard Disk IconVirtual PC Virtual Hard Disk
File Format Proprietary (Microsoft)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Hard disk image file used by Microsoft Windows Virtual PC; stores data within a single file that acts as an individual hard disk; may be used to install multiple operating systems on a single computer, test software programs, or run older applications.

The VHD Image Format Specification has been available as a royalty-free license since June, 2005.

Important: You can examine the contents of a VHD file manually by using 7-Zip.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Windows Virtual PC

IconMicrosoft Virtual Server

IconOracle VM VirtualBox

macOS

IconOracle VM VirtualBox

IconVMware Fusion

Unix

IconOracle VM VirtualBox

IconVMware Workstation

Updated 2007
File Type 2 Generic IconVHDL Source File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Source file written in VHDL, which stands for Very High Speed Integrated Circuits (VHSIC) Hardware Description Language (HDL); often used for automating the design of electrical circuits and components.

Electronic engineers can use VHDL to describe hardware components in a text-based format. This description can then be used to manufacture a physical circuit such as a motherboard, processor, or memory module.

Open With
Windows

IconXilinx ISE Design Suite

IconMentor Graphics ModelSim

IconGreen Mountain DirectVHDL

macOS

IconGreen Mountain DirectVHDL

IconAny text editor

Unix

IconXilinx ISE Design Suite

IconMentor Graphics ModelSim

IconAny text editor

Updated 2007
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