What is a .VMC File And How To Open It – Microsoft

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Have you came across a file with the .vmc extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .vmc file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .VMC file?

The file extension .VMC is Windows Virtual Machine Configuration File. It was developed by Microsoft. This file belongs to the xml format and it is a settings related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .vmc file on 1 platform.

How to open a .VMC file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .VMC file on your operating system/device.

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

The .vmc file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the VMware vCenter Converter software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .VMC file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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 VMware vCenter Converter software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .VMC file?

If you cannot open the .VMC file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .VMC file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .vmcx – Microsoft, .vmcz – Microsoft, .vmd – MikuMikuDance, .vmd – Sierra Entertainment, .vmdk – VMware. 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 .VMC file with the VMware vCenter Converter program on Windows.