Opening VFS files

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

What is a VFS file?

Files that contain the .vfs file extension are most commonly associated with virtual file systems. These files contain an index of files and directories that are located on a hard drive. The computer uses these VFS files to reduce the time that it takes for the computer to browse and search for files that are located on the drive.

The .vfs file extension is also used by a variety of gaming applications. In this case the VFS file contains an archive of game files including the game graphics, music, maps, sounds, textures and other game data. The file extension is commonly used for UFO games that have been created by Czech team Altar.

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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