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Open VMX File

VMX files have various applications and formats, of which, in this article, we will see 3, below:


In this case, the VMX file is a settings file used by Steinberg's music production software programs, such as Cubase and V-STack.

About Cubase Steinberg

Cubase is a digital audio workstation developed by Steinberg for music and MIDI recording, arranging and editing, typically used in video game devices.

The VMX file contains channel and effect settings for an audio mixer.

Similarly, the VMX is used to save and load custom mixer setups.

Valve Map

In this section, VMX file is a map backup file created by Source SDK, an SDK used to modify games provided by Valve's Steam gaming service.

More about Source SDK

This is Valve Corporation's software development kit for players using the Source engine to create or modify their own maps.

The VMX file itself contains a backup copy of a map file, with a VMF extension, created by the Hammer Editor component.

The Hammer Editor automatically creates a VMX file when a VMF map file is saved. Therefore, they can be used to revert a map to the last save point.


The VMX is a file extension used as a text file that stores configuration data for VMware, a virtual machine management software.

About VMware

VMware is an American cloud computing and virtualization technology software house based in California.

VMware is known for pioneering successful commercial virtualization of the x86 architecture.

VMware uses VMX files to save the settings for each stored virtual machine.

That is, when a virtual machine is added to a pool, an entry is added to the related VMX file.

Originally, Linux VMware Workstation used CFG files instead of VMX files.

Similarly, virtual machines can be classified into groups, the details of which are stored in VMXF extension files.

Software to open and work with a VMX file

Due to the diversity of format types, VMX files should be pre-verified before opening with one of the following software packages:

How Can I Open VMX File on Windows

How Can I Open VMX File on Mac OS

How Can I Open VMX File on Android

If you downloaded a VMX file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:

How to Open VMX File on iPhone or iPad

To open VMX File on iOS device follow steps below:

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