Opening VDI files

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

What is a VDI file?

Files that contain the .vdi file extension are most commonly used for the Oracle VM VirtualBox desktop virtualization application.

The VDI files that are used by this software are virtual drive files that can be mounted as a separate hard disk on the Windows, Mac and Unix operating platforms. These files can allow users to run applications that are written for different operating systems using a single hard drive.

The Digital Research GEM VDI software application also uses the .vdi file suffix. These VDI files contain bitmap image files that are created by the software.

The Virtuo CD Manager software has also been known to use the .vdi file extension. These VDI files contain disk image files that have been created with the Virtuo CD Manager program.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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