VDI File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open a VDI file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle 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.
How to open VDI files
You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension VDI for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 9 different VDI openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension VDI
While we know of one file format using the .VDI file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .VDI file.
Various viewers for this file format
These apps are known to open certain types of VDI files. Remember, different programs may use VDI files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.