What is a .VHDX File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Simple Steps)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .vhdx extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .vhdx file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .VHDX file?

The file extension .VHDX is from Windows 8 Virtual Hard Drive File.The development of this file was done by Microsoft. The format of this file is binary, and it is a disk image file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .vhdx file on 1 platform.

How to open a .VHDX file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .VHDX file on various operating systems.

How to open a .VHDX file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .vhdx file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Aryson Hyper-V Recovery software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Microsoft Windows, Aryson Hyper-V Recovery and Smart Projects IsoBuster software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .VHDX file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Aryson Hyper-V Recovery software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .VHDX file?

If you cannot open the .VHDX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .VHDX file.vhv – Valve, .vi – National Instruments, .vibe – SensationSoft, .vic – ViziGen, .vicar – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .VHDX file with the Aryson Hyper-V Recovery, Microsoft Windows, Smart Projects IsoBuster programs on Windows.