.AVHD File Extension

Hyper-V Snapshot Data File

AVHD file extension. Program can be installed on Windows system platform to open *.avhd disk files. An avhd file contains snapshot of virtual system. AVHD format compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V virt...

General Information

Title AVHD File Extension
Extension .avhd
Full Form Hyper-V Snapshot Data File
File Type Virtual Hard Disk File
Developer Microsoft Corporation
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store changes
Additional Functions Snapshot backup
Features Differential, Virtualization

File Characteristics

Quality High efficiency
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable No

Use Cases

Virtualization Yes
System backups Yes
Testing environments Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Data corruption
Best Practices Regular backups, Snapshot management

Historical/Version Information

Introduced with Hyper-V Windows Server 2008
Replaced by VHDX Windows Server 2012

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .vhdx, .vhd, .vsv, .vud

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Hyper-V Part of Windows Server Windows Server
System Center Virtual Machine Manager Paid Windows