File Extension VHD

File type: Virtual PC Virtual Hard Disk File, VHDL Source File

About the VHD file type:

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VHD files are generally hard disk image files that are created and used by the Microsoft's Virtual PC software application. It stores the data within a single VHD file which in itself acts as an independent hard disk. It may be used for installing several operating systems on a single computer within the windows operating system for various purposes such as for testing application programs on multiple systems to test them for platform independence or for running old applications that you can run only on old operating systems or old software applications that you do not want to install directly on your current windows installation. Since June, 2005 the VHD File format specification was released and made available as a royalty-free license.

Detailed information for file extension VHD

Category: Data File
File format: Open Standard
Open with Windows: Microsoft Virtual PC or Virtual Server, Green Mountain DirectVHDL, Xilinx ISE, Mentor Graphics ModelSim, Can be opened with any standard text editor
Open with Linux: Xilinx ISE, Mentor Graphics ModelSim, Can be opened using any standard text editor
VHD files are also used as source files that have been written in the VHDL language which stands for Very High Speed Integrated Circuits Hardware Description Language which is used for automating the process of designing and creating very high detail, complex and compact electrical circuits or electrical components. Electrical engineers use the VHDL language for describing complex and compact hardware components that can then be created automatically or mechanically since they are very small in scale and can not be created manually. These VHDL source files are standard ASCII text based format files and the descriptions described in these files can be used for manufacturing physical electrical circuits such as computer motherboards, memory modules, or processors.