What are VDI files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a VDI file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your VDI files.
What is a VDI file?
VDI files have multiple uses, and VirtualBox Disk Image is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
VirtualBox Disk Image
These files contain a Virtual Machine used by the Oracle VirtualBox desktop virtualization application.
The VDI files 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 allow users to run applications written for different operating systems using a single hard drive, or run, e.g., a new beta version of Windows 11 on Windows 10 without modifying the PC's main operating system.
How to open VDI files
We have identified two VDI openers that are compatible with this specific type of VDI file.
Programs that open VirtualBox Disk Image files
Last updated: January 24, 2024
All known file formats using extension .VDI
While VirtualBox Disk Image is a popular type of VDI-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .VDI file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
VirtualDub Debug Info
We know that one VDI format is VirtualDub Debug Info. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different VDI openers which you will find listed below.
Various apps that use files with this extension
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.
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