File Extension Library

.VMCX File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: XML

What is an .VMCX file?

.VMCX file extension is created by Microsoft. .VMCX has been classified as Settings Files. The format of .VMCX file is XML.

.VMCX is Virtual Machine Shell Information File

Virtual Machine (VM) shortcut file used by Windows Virtual PC, an emulation program used to run different versions of Windows; saved in an XML format and contains VM configuration parameters, such as the VM name, which .VMC file to load, and .VHD hard disk files.

VMCX files serve the same purpose as VMC files. However, VMCX files are used by Windows Explorer to provide information about the VM in the Explorer window. Additionally, Windows Virtual PC places VMCX files in the [user]\Virtual Machines\ directory while VMC files are placed within the user's [user]\AppData\ directory.

NOTE: Windows Virtual PC is only available for Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate editions.

List of all softwares that can open the Virtual Machine Shell Information File
Microsoft Windows Virtual PC

How to Open .VMCX file on different platforms

Open .VMCX File on Windows

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

Open .VMCX File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .VMCX 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 .VMCX File on Linux

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

Open .VMCX File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .VMCX 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 .VMCX 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 .VMCX files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .VMCX files

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