.$vm is Windows 3.x Virtual Manager temporary data
Key Features: .$VM File Extension
|Created by||Microsoft Corporation|
What is an .$VM file?
Old file extension. Used by Microsoft Windows 3.x. Stores temporary data.
Temporary files may be created by computer programs for a variety of purposes; principally when a program cannot allocate enough memory for its tasks, when the program is working on data bigger than architecture's address space, or as a primitive form of inter-process communication.
This $vm file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.
This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.