D81 File Extension

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Commodore VC-1581 Diskette Emulator Image
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What is D81 file?

D81 is a file extension commonly associated with Commodore VC-1581 Diskette Emulator Image files. D81 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. D81 file belongs to the Game Files category just like 1248 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing D81 files is VICE. On the official website of VICE developer not only will you find detailed information about theVICE software, but also about D81 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support D81 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support D81 files. Files with D81 suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support D81 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with D81 extension?

Problems with accessing D81 may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Commodore VC-1581 Diskette Emulator Image files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install VICE software

Problems with opening and working with D81 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with D81 files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install VICE. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit VICE website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of VICE and update if needed

If you already have VICE installed on your systems and D81 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why D81 files are not compatible with VICE. The latest version of VICE should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open D81 files to VICE

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate D81 files with latest version of VICE you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the D81 file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where VICE is installed, check the Always use this app to open D81 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected D81 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with D81 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the D81 file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the D81 file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the D81 file for viruses or malware

If the D81 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the D81 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. D81 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the D81 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with D81 extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Commodore VC-1581 Diskette Emulator Image file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run VICE

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with D81 extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Commodore VC-1581 Diskette Emulator Image file. It may be the case that the D81 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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