VSD File - opening and understanding

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

What is a VSD file?

Files that contain the .vsd file extension are associated with Microsoft's Visio software application. These files are created when a user saves a document that has been created with the Visio software.

The Microsoft Visio application is a commercial diagramming application that allows users to create a wide range of flowcharts, work flow diagrams, organization charts and other documents which illustrate organization structures, systems, resources and business processes.

Shapeware Corporation initially developed the Visio application in 1992. The software was later purchased by Microsoft in 2000. Unlike many of the other Microsoft business applications, Visio is not included in the Microsoft Office suite of software products.

How to open VSD 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 VSD for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different VSD openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension VSD

While we know of one file format using the .VSD 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 .VSD file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Microsoft VisioMicrosoft VisioUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Visio StandardVisio StandardUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
Citrix ICA ClientCitrix ICA ClientUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
Instant AccessInstant AccessUser submitted
DaViewDaViewUser submitted
Microsoft Application VirtualizationMicrosoft Application VirtualizationUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with VSD-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 VSD-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!