File Extension Library

.VSV File Extension

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

What are .VSV files and how to open them?

Can't open .VSV 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 .VSV file.

What is a .VSV file extension?

.VSV file extension is created by Microsoft. .VSV has been classified as Data Files. The format of .VSV file is Binary.

.VSV is Virtual Machine Saved State File

Data file created by Windows Virtual PC and Virtual Server emulation applications; saves the state of the virtual machine's memory, which includes the running applications and opened data; enables users to save VM snapshots and revert back to the exact state as they were saved.

VSV files are not opened directly by the user. They are referenced by .VMC files, which include a reference to the latest saved state file.

NOTE: Since VSV files save the current state of the RAM for the VM, their file size is exactly the same size as the amount of RAM allocated to the VM. For example, if you allocate 512MB of RAM to a VM, the VSV file size will be 512MB.

List of all softwares that can open the Virtual Machine Saved State File
Microsoft Windows Virtual PC
Microsoft Virtual Server

How to fix problems with .VSV files

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