What are D64 files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a D64 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 D64 file?
A .D64 file is a Commodore 64 Disk Image file.
A D64 file, or Commodore 64 Disk Image File, is a kind of computer file that holds a copy of data from a Commodore 64 floppy disk. The Commodore 64 was a popular home computer in the 1980s that stored data on floppy disks. A D64 file may be used to keep a duplicate of this data, enabling it to be moved from one machine to another or saved for future use.
A D64 file must be accessed using a Commodore 64 emulator that supports floppy disk reading and writing. The D64 file will be treated by the emulator as if it were a real floppy disk, enabling you to retrieve existing data and write new data. Collectors of antique computer hardware and software often utilize D64 files to preserve and use ancient Commodore 64 software.
They're also useful for anybody who wants to retrieve data from a Commodore 64 floppy disk but doesn't have a functional Commodore 64 computer or floppy disk drive.
How to open D64 files
We have identified two D64 openers that are compatible with this specific type of D64 file.
Programs that open Commodore 64 Disk Image files
Last updated: February 24, 2023
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of D64 files. Remember, different programs may use D64 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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