CHD File

What are CHD files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CHD file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a CHD file?

A .CHD file is a MAME Compressed Hard Disk Image file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open CHD files

Important: Different programs may use files with the CHD file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your CHD file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different CHD openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 30, 2012

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CHD files. Remember, different programs may use CHD files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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