VHDX File Extension

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Windows 8 Virtual Hard Drive Format
  • Developer
    Microsoft
  • Popularity
    3.2 (12 votes)

What is VHDX file?

VHDX file format is a virtual disk image file, new version of the VHD format. It is a format supported by Windows 8 and Windows Server 8 operating systems.

What does VHDX file contain?

VHDX file can be used to store all the data from a single hard disk drive, an operating system, or files or folders selected by the user. VHDX image file therefore can be used as a physical hard disk device because it contains an exact copy of the files and data file structure of original disk in the form of a single file image.

Advantages over VHD file format

VHDX format offers some important advantages to its older VHD counterpart. One of the biggest advantages is the extended maximum capacity of 64 TB in contrast to 16 TB size limit of the older version. The newer format offers improved virtualization performance on volumes with large logical sectors due to optimization in dynamic volume structure. Another important feature is the addition of data loss and corruption prevention mechanism.

Programs that support VHDX file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the VHDX file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the VHDX file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the VHDX file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the VHDX file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the VHDX file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the VHDX file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

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