VFS File Type

- The quick facts

What are VFS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a VFS file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a VFS file?

A .VFS file is a Gnome Virtual File System file.

Files that contain the .vfs file extension are most commonly associated with virtual file systems. In the case of Gnome Virtual File System, aka GnomeVFS, it is a file system abstraction layer that sits between applications and real file systems like Windows NTFS, digital cameras, or WebDAV.

Using a virtual file system gives developers access to a range of otherwise incompatible file systems using a unified interface.

How to open VFS files

Important: Different programs may use files with the VFS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your VFS file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 5 different VFS openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 17, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
Dragon UnPACKerDragon UnPACKerUser submitted
VF ShowVF ShowUser submitted
VideoMotionProVideoMotionProUser submitted

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