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OVF file extension

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

  • What is the .ovf file?
  • What program do I need to open a .ovf file?
  • How can the .ovf file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .ovf files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

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

✅ Open Virtualization Format Data

OVF file is an Open Virtualization Format Data. With the rapid adoption of virtualization, there is a great need for a standard way to package and distribute virtual machines. VMware and other leaders in the virtualization field have created the Open Virtualization Format (OVF), a platform independent, efficient, extensible, and open packaging and distribution format for virtual machines.
Category: Data files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
OVF aliases:
OVF related links:
OVF related extensions:
Open Virtual Appliance

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

🚫 The .ovf file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

ivf, lvf, obf, ocf, odf, off, ofv, ogf, ov, ovb, ovd, ove, ovg, ovr, ovt

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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Stalker Model Data
OsmAnd Offline Map File
The Overlay Maker Overlay
Indeo Video File
Borland ObjectVision Source
ADS40 Orientation Data
PageVault/PageRecall File
Rogue Trooper Redux Game Video
NetCOBOL PowerFORM Overlay Descriptor

🔴 Can't open a .ovf 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 .ovf file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 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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