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What are VEM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a VEM 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 VEM files.

What is a VEM file?

VEM files have multiple uses, and Sony Virtual Expander compressed data is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Sony Virtual Expander compressed data

Files that contain the .vem file extension are associated with the Sony Virtual Expander file compression utility. This software tool is included on Sony Micro Vault flash drive devices. When a file is compressed with the Sony Virtual Expander file compression utility, it is saved in the VirtualExpander_WW folder as a VEM file.

When the files are taken out of this folder, they are automatically decompressed and return to the full file size. Sony created the VEM file format to save space on the Micro Vault flash drives. Because the files with the .vem suffix are compressed, they take up less drive space than the files' uncompressed form.

How to open VEM files

We have identified one VEM opener that is compatible with this specific type of VEM file.

Programs that open Sony Virtual Expander compressed data files

Last updated: February 24, 2023

All known file formats using extension .VEM

While Sony Virtual Expander compressed data is a popular type of VEM-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .VEM file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

MM Video E-Mail

We know that one VEM format is MM Video E-Mail. 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 four different VEM openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of VEM files. Remember, different programs may use VEM files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Video Edit MasterVideo Edit MasterUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
VEMVEMUser submitted

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