The File Extensions Database

.AVHD File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Disk Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .AVHD file?

.AVHD is Hyper-V SnapShot File

File created by Hyper-V, a virtualization program included with Microsoft Windows Server; saves a snapshot of the virtual machines instances and allows the state of the virtual machines to be restored; may be very large in size.

AVHD files are supplemental snapshot files to a base .VHD file, which represents the original virtual hard disk image. An AVHD file stores differencing information that represents the changes from the base VHD disk. VHD and AVHD files are saved to the same directoy.

NOTE: AVHD files are called Snapshot Differencing Disk files.

Programs that open Hyper-V SnapShot File
Microsoft Windows Server 2016

How to solve problems with AVHD files

  • Associate the AVHD file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AVHD file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AVHD files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AVHD file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .AVHD is Hyper-V SnapShot File. Because only the current version supports the latest AVHD file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .AVHD is Hyper-V SnapShot File update.
  • To make sure that your AVHD file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.