File Extension Library


.VLD File Extension

  • Developer by: The Database Managers, Inc.
  • Category: Various data Files

What is an .VLD file?

.VLD file extension is created by The Database Managers, Inc.. .VLD has been classified as Various data Files.

.VLD is DataFlex variable length datafile

The vld file extension is mainly related to DataFlex. This file type was introduced in DataFlex 3.0.

When VLD files are used, the VLD file holds the real data and the DAT file simply holds a pointer to the location in the VLD file where the data resides.

Therefore, when backing up or restoring a datafile, it's vitally important that the DAT and VLD (and HDR) be kept in synchronization with each other.

The VLD file without a DAT file is completely useless, just like an index file (K*) would be without its DAT file.


How to open:

Use DataFlex to work with *.vld files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

How to Open .VLD file on different platforms

Open .VLD File on Windows

  • Right-click a .VLD
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .VLD file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .VLD files" Press "Ok"

Open .VLD File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .VLD file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .VLD File on Linux

Right click on the .VLD file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .VLD File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .VLD file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .VLD File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .VLD files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .VLD files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .VLD files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .VLD file format
  2. You need to check the .VLD file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)