Filename Extensions
If you are seeking information about file extensions, then you are in the right place at right time.

Details of extension .ova

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .ova file?
  • Which program can create the .ova file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .ova format?
  • What can convert .ova files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .ova extension?

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

Open Virtual Appliance .ova file icon

Open Virtual Appliance

OVA file is an Open Virtual Appliance. An Open Virtualization Appliance (OVA) package is a single file archive of the .ovf file, .vhd file, .mf file and, if applicable, the .cert file.
Category: Archive files
Application: VMware Workstation
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Virtual Hard Disk Image
Open Virtualization Format Data

Other types of files may also use the .ova file extension. If you have helpful information about .ova extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

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Psion OVAL Control
Surveillance Video
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PVA Video

The .ova filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

ov (14), pva (8), ovx (5), iva (4), oda (4), oca (4), lva (4), ovw (3), kva (3), va (3), oa (2)

Can't open a .ova file?

If you want to open a .ova file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .ova association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.ova

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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