What are VCD files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a VCD 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 VCD file?
VCD files have multiple uses, and Virtual CD Dump is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Virtual CD Dump
The .vcd file extension is given to virtual CD files. A virtual CD file is an image of the data that has been recorded on a CD. Windows recognize this image as an actual disk. This makes it possible for CD's and DVD's to be run on a computer without requiring the actual disk to be in the CD-ROM drive.
The VCD file format allows users to play an application on network computers without having the actual disk on each computer linked to the network.
How to open VCD files
We have identified five VCD openers that are compatible with this specific type of VCD file.
Programs that open Virtual CD Dump files
Last updated: December 19, 2022
More file formats using the VCD extension
Through our research of VCD files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.
- Value Change Dump
- Valve Choreography Data Format
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of VCD files. Remember, different programs may use VCD 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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