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Details of extension .pov

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

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

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

POV-Ray Raytracing Format

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
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
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Other types of files may also use the .pov file extension. If you have helpful information about .pov extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Perl POD Document
OpenProj Project
Descent Model Data
Altera Programmer Object File
Pivot Animator Project
PocoMail PocoScript
Codesoft Printer Object Configuration
OpenPanorama Visit File
GNU Gettext Portable Object

The .pov filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

pod (28), pof (22), poc (8), ov (6), piv (5), opv (3), po (3), plv (2), lov (1), pv (1), pog (1), pob (1), pkv (1), ppv (1)

Can't open a .pov file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.pov

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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