.vhd file extension
- 1. Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) file.
Each VHD file contains the contents of an emulated physical disk.
See the glossary entry on VHD for more information, including file format information and how to open (mount) a .vhd file.
For more information see:
- www.microsoft.com/technet/virtualserver/downloads/vhdspec.mspx - Information about the VHD file format specification from Microsoft.
- http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708295(WS.10).aspx - Details about how to mount virtual hoard disks at the command line using the "VHD Mount" utility.
- http://arainia.com/software/gizmo/overview.php?nID=4 - Gizmo is a CD/DVD emulator but it also supports loading VHD as though it were a CD/DVD.
- http://everything.explained.at/VHD_(file_format)/ - .vhd file format explained.
- 2. Windows Server Backup file.
This is a dynamically expanding virtual hard disk. It is generated using the backup utility that ships with Windows Vista or Windows 2008 server. In a backup set there will be one .vhd file for each volume backed up.
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