.VSD File Extension

File Type:
Visio Drawing File

Having trouble opening .vsd extension? Don't panic! This page explains what vsd files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open vsd files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a VSD file?

Vsd file extension has Visio Drawing file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "vector image files" category.

Generated by Visio, the file stores such data as visual objects, text, information flows, and more. It may additionally provide connection information, concerning imported data sources.

VSD files allow creating workflow and software diagrams, flowcharts, database models, organizational charts, etc. Users can access VSD files through the Microsoft Visio Viewer.

In Visio 2013, the .VSDX format replaced the former VSD file format.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

vsd file icon
File Type:
Visio Drawing File
Vector Image Files

How to open VSD file?

Double click the vsd file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .vsd extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the vsd extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the vsd file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open VSD files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the vsd file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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