VHD stands for Virtual Hard Disk, is a disk image file format which stores the entire content of a virtual machine (an operating system installed on software). Besides, virtual hard disk contains file system (NTFS, FAT, exFAT, UDFS) and partition similar to physical hard drive. Apart from this, VHD file extension is being widely used for creating system image backup.
The VHD file belongs to the category of Disk Image Files.
The following applications create and open VHD (virtual hard disk) file.
Microsoft introduced VHD file with Windows Vista and Microsoft Virtual Server. The primary purpose of VHD file is to create backup of disk image and achieve virtualization environment.
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The default location of VHD file depends on what virtualization application is installed in the system. For each application, the default location will be different:
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