How to open a file with .VMC extension?

File Type : Virtual PC Virtual Machine (Microsoft Corporation)
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .VMC file

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What is .VMC file extension?

Configuration file used by Windows Virtual PC, a component of Windows 7 that allows users to emulate different versions of Windows as virtual machines (VMs); saved in an XML format and includes parameters that describe the VM; loads the specified VM when opened. VMC files include settings such as the virtual machine name, allocated memory, hard disk files (.VHD files), the current VM state file (.VSV file), the undo disk file (.VUD file), and network settings. They do not store the actual VM user and system-level data. Instead, the data is stored in virtual hard disk (VDH files) and VM snapshots (VSV files). Windows Virtual PC is the successor to Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and 2004. It is only available for Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate. The software is often used for "Windows XP Mode," which is the technology that enables Windows XP to run within Windows 7. Windows Virtual PC also creates shortcut files to VMC files that use the .VMCX extension. These files can also be used to load the specified VM. NOTE: VMC files are also used by Microsoft Virtual Server.
You can see a list of software programs here on easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open VMCfiles:

  • Microsoft Windows Virtual PC
  • Microsoft Virtual Server
  • VMware Workstation 10
  • VMware vCenter Converter