How to open VMS files

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

What is a VMS file?

VMS files are Hamamatsu Virtual Microscope Specimen files, which you can read more about below.

The VMS file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a VMS opener may not be able to open all kinds of VMS files. In this case, though, we only know of one specific use.

Hamamatsu Virtual Microscope Specimen

Through our analysis of VMS files, we know that one use of the format is Hamamatsu Virtual Microscope Specimen. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

VMS file openers, viewers, etc.

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

ImageScopeImageScopeUser submitted
NanoZoomer Digital PathologyNanoZoomer Digital PathologyUser submitted
VoiceMask ProVoiceMask ProUser submitted
VideoMage ProducerVideoMage ProducerUser submitted
VAMP Media CenterVAMP Media CenterUser submitted
We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with VMS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with VMS-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!