How to open CHD files

Did your computer fail to open a CHD file? We explain what CHD files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a CHD file?

The CHD file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the CHD file type for different types of data.

We are aware of 1 different use of the CHD extension, which you can read more about below.

MAME Compressed Hard Disk image

Through our analysis of CHD files, we know that one use of the format is MAME Compressed Hard Disk image. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Software that will open, convert or fix CHD files

These apps are known to open certain types of CHD files. Since many different programs may use CHD files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific CHD file.

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We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with CHD-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with CHD-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!