VMX File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a VMX file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .VMX files.

What is a VMX file?

Files that contain the .vmx file extension are most commonly associated with the VMware Fusion application. VMware Fusion allows Mac users to run the Windows operating system on their Macintosh computers as a virtual machine host OS.

The VMX files that are used by a Mac computer contain the configuration files for the software program. These files store the settings for the virtual machine settings editor and for the New Virtual Machine Wizard. The VMX files that are used by the VMware Fusion program are normally saved in a plain-text format.

The VMX file format is similar to the CFG file format, however CFG files were used in earlier versions of the VM Workstation.

The .vmx file suffix is also used for the Cubase Mixer software program. This audio mixing software stores the channel and effect settings for the Cubase audio application.

How to open VMX files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension VMX for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension VMX

While we know of one file format using the .VMX file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .VMX file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of VMX files. Remember, different programs may use VMX 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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VMware WorkstationVMware WorkstationUser submitted
VMware ServerVMware ServerUser submitted
VMware PlayerVMware PlayerUser submitted
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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with VMX-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with VMX-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!