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Details of the .pov file extension

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

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

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

.pov file extension details

POV-Ray Raytracing Format

POV-Ray Raytracing Format .pov file icon
POV file is a POV-Ray Raytracing Format. The Persistence of Vision Raytracer (POV-Ray) is a high-quality, totally free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics. It is available in official versions for Windows, Mac OS/Mac OS X and i86 Linux. The source code is available for those wanting to do their own ports.
Category: Document files
Application: POV-Ray
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
POV aliases:
POV related links:
POV related extensions:
Caligari TrueSpace Scene

IronCAD Scene

Autodesk 3D Studio Scene

Autodesk Maya 3D Binary Scene

Autodesk Maya 3D ASCII Scene

Autodesk 3D Scene

Autodesk 3D Studio ASCII Scene Export

X3D Scene

X3D Binary Scene

LightConverse 3D Scene

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

.pov file extension error

The .pov file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

plv, pod, pof, pog, opv, poc, po, pv, piv, pkv, ov, lov, pob, ppv

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Prince of Persia Single Level Data
Perl POD Document
OpenProj Project
Descent Model Data
Altera Programmer Object File
Descent 2 Data
OpenPanorama Visit File
PocoMail PocoScript
Codesoft Printer Object Configuration
GNU Gettext Portable Object
open .pov file

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

.pov 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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