There are 3 file types use the .VDI file extension:
1. VirtualBox Virtual Disk Image
A VDI file is a virtual disk image used by Oracle VM VirtualBox, an open-source desktop virtualization program. It is used to create a VirtualBox virtual machine. Virtual machines allow users to run additional operating systems and programs on their PCs.
Oracle VM VirtualBox is a free program that allows users to create and manage virtual machines. Many businesses use VirtualBox to allow their employees to run additional operating systems on their PCs. For example, a Mac user can use VirtualBox to run Windows on their Mac.
A VDI file is a disk image that a VirtualBox user can use to start a virtual machine. Continuing the example above, a user creating a Windows virtual machine could use a Windows VDI file as that machine's hard disk.
You can open a VDI file in Oracle VM VirtualBox (cross-platform) as part of creating a new virtual machine. To do so:
- Place your VDI file in VirtualBox's HardDisks directory.
- Open VirtualBox and create a new virtual machine that uses the same operating system as your VDI file.
- When asked to provide a hard disk image, select . Then, select the folder icon.
- In the Virtual Media Manager window, select . Then, select your VDI file.
- Finish creating your virtual machine.
Updated: April 4, 2021
2. Virtuo CD Manager Disk Image
Exact copy, or image, of a CD created with Virtuo CD Manager.
Updated: May 27, 2021
3. StepMania Debug Resource File
File used by StepMania, a rhythmic dance program that includes support for dance pads; contains debug information used for reporting program crashes in Windows; stored in a binary format and usually has the filename StepMania.vdi.
Updated: March 12, 2011