File Extension Library

.VMSS File Extension

  • Developer by: VMware
  • Category: Data Files

What are .VMSS files and how to open them?

Can't open .VMSS file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .VMSS file.

What is a .VMSS file extension?

.VMSS file extension is created by VMware. .VMSS has been classified as Data Files.

.VMSS is VMware Suspended State File

File created by VMware virtualization software; saves the state of the virtual machine (VM) when it is in a suspended state, meaning that it has been stopped temporarily; used for resuming the VM from where it was stopped; created automatically by the software when the VM is suspended.

The suspended state allows VMs to be stopped and deallocated from using system resources. This is helpful because users that have multiple VMs can switch between them without overloading the system.

NOTE: The suspended state differs from a snapshot (.VMSN and .VMSD files), which is an explicit save of the VM at a particular point in time.

List of all softwares that can open the VMware Suspended State File
VMware Workstation 14 Pro
VMware Workstation 14 Pro

How to fix problems with .VMSS files

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