How to open file with VMDK extension?

VMDK file description

.VMDK or Virtual Machine Disk file is a type of file container that has been designed for virtual hard drives that are used in virtual machines like VMware Workstation. VMDK files were initially designed by VMware with the purpose of supporting its virtual application software. The files with .VMDK extension are used to store the data of the virtual machine at one place. A virtual machine comprises of one or more than one .VMDK files. Usually, the maximum capacity of a standard .VMDK file is 2TB for majority of the applications. However, during September 2013, VMware released a new .VMDK file format with the capacity of 62TB.

Basic information about VMDK file

File VMDK is one of the files of the Disk Image Files category. Its full name is Virtual Machine Disk File . File format VMDK was created by VMware. If you arrived here, you are probably looking for programs that will help you support this particular file extension. In the further part of this page you will find a list of programs that support file VMDK sorted by operating systems. If our database contains information about converting a VMDK file, you will definitely find it here.
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Programs that support VMDK file

Conversion of a VMDK file
When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the VMDK extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of VMDK file conversion to a different format.
File Conversions from VMDK extension to a different format :
vmdk to ova, vmdk to ovf, vmdk to pvm, vmdk to vdi, vmdk to vhd,
File conversions from other format to VMDK file:
hdd to vmdk, ova to vmdk, ovf to vmdk, pvs to vmdk, raw to vmdk, spf to vmdk, sv2i to vmdk, tib to vmdk, vdi to vmdk, vhd to vmdk, vmc to vmdk,
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the VMDK 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 VMDK file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the VMDK file may be incorrectly linked (associated) with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this link by yourself. To do this, right-click on the VMDK 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 VMDK file should be solved forever.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the VMDK file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).
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