HDI File Extension

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Hard Disk Image
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What is HDI file?

HDI filename suffix is mostly used for Hard Disk Image files. HDI file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with HDI extension are categorized as Disk Image Files files. The Disk Image Files subset comprises 195 various file formats. Users are advised to use Anex86 software for managing HDI files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support HDI file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support HDI files. Files with HDI extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support HDI file

How to open file with HDI extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening HDI files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Hard Disk 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. Get the Anex86

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports HDI files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Anex86 or one to the listed programs: T98-Next. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support HDI files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Anex86 website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Anex86 and update if needed

If the problems with opening HDI files still occur even after installing Anex86, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Anex86 is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Anex86 cannot handle files with HDI may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Anex86 should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open HDI files to Anex86

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate HDI files with latest version of Anex86 you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the HDI file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Anex86 is installed, check the Always use this app to open HDI files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected HDI file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with HDI extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

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

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper HDI file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The HDI may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the HDI is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the HDI file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the HDI file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with HDI extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Anex86

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support HDI files. Close all running programs and try opening the HDI file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Hard Disk Image files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with HDI files affecting older versions of given software.

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