The File Extensions Database

.BCD File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: System Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .BCD file?

.BCD is Windows Boot Configuration Data File

Windows boot configuration format introduced with Windows Vista; replaces the older boot.ini format used by the NTLDR program; supports underlying firmware abstraction so that multiple systems can be supported.

BCD initially supported PC/AT BIOS and EFI systems but is extensible and can support other firmwares as well.

NOTE: BCD files use the Windows registry (.REG) format and therefore can be edited with the Windows Registry Editor.

Programs that open Windows Boot Configuration Data File
Microsoft Registry Editor
NeoSmart Technologies EasyBCD
Visual BCD Editor
File Type 2 RealView Debugger Board Chip Definition File
Developer by: ARM Category: CAD Files Format: Text

File used by RealView Debugger (RVD), an ARM processor debugging application included with ARM Development Studio; describes the registers and memory map for a target integrated circuit; used during the design's testing and debugging process; saved in a plain text format.

NOTE: ARM processors are commonly used in mobile devices and for creating SoC (System on a chip) designs.

Programs that open RealView Debugger Board Chip Definition File
ARM Development Studio

How to solve problems with BCD files

  • Associate the BCD file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BCD file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BCD files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BCD 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 .BCD is Windows Boot Configuration Data File. Because only the current version supports the latest BCD file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .BCD is Windows Boot Configuration Data File update.
  • To make sure that your BCD file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.