.PVM File Extension
File Type 1Parallels Virtual Machine
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This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.
Virtual machine created with Parallels Desktop emulation software; contains the contents of a hard drive and memory that are used to load a Windows operating system (or other supported OS) on a Macintosh computer.
PVM files can be mounted as a hard drive by right-clicking the icon in the Finder and selecting Open With > Parallels Mounter. The contents of a PVM file may also be viewed by right-clicking the file and selecting "Show Package Contents."
File Type 2Photo Video Manifest File
Index file used for organizing collections of digital content; developed by the Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA) as part of the Music/Photo/Video (MPV) standard; formatted in XML.
PVM files may be generated by various digital media devices such as printers and digital cameras. They can be read by any program that supports PVM format.
File Type 3HP Photo Album
File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.
Digital photo album created with HP digital camera software; contains a list of images imported from an HP digital camera; often named "album.pvm" or "index.pvm;" used by HP Image Zone Express, which has been replaced by Photosmart software.