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Details of the .vmss file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .vmss file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .vmss file?
  • What program do I need to open a .vmss file?
  • How can the .vmss file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .vmss?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .vmss extension?
  • How can I convert .vmss files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .vmss?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

.vmss file extension details

VMware Virtual Machine Suspended State

VMware Virtual Machine Suspended State .vmss file icon
VMSS file is a VMware Virtual Machine Suspended State. VMSS is the suspended state file, which stores the state of a suspended virtual machine.
VMSS format description not yet available
Category: Data files
Application: VMware Workstation
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
VMSS aliases:
VMSS related links:
VMSS related extensions:
Virtual Hard Disk Image

VMware Virtual Disk File

Virtual Floppy Disk Image

Virtual Machine Shell Information

VMware Virtual Machine Snapshot Metadata

Virtual Machine Saved State

Virtual Machine Configuration

Virtual Network Configuration

Virtual Undo Disk File

VMware Virtual Machine Snapshot State Data

Other types of files may also use the .vmss file extension.

.vmss file extension error

The .vmss file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

vss, mss, vms, dmss

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Microprocessor Software Specification
Dreamcast VMU Save File
Hamamatsu NanoZoomer VMS Index
Microsoft Visio Stencil
open .vmss file

Can't open a .vmss file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .vmss file association, check the FAQ.

.vmss file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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