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.PVM File Extension

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File Type 1Parallels Virtual Machine

DeveloperParallels
Popularity
3.8 (6 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryDisk Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

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.

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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."

Program(s) that open .PVM files
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac
VMware Fusion 7
Updated 8/23/2012

File Type 2Photo Video Manifest File

DeveloperOSTA
Popularity
3.5 (2 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryText Files
FormatXML

XML

This file is saved in an XML format. You can view the XML structure and contents of the file in a text editor.

Definition

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.

More Information

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.

Program(s) that open .PVM files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
OSTA MPV Reader, Writer, or Player
HP Image Zone
Visual MIBrowser
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
HP Image Zone
Updated 7/4/2008

File Type 3HP Photo Album

DeveloperHP
Popularity
2.0 (3 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryMisc Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

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imported from an HP digital camera; often named "album.pvm" or "index.pvm;" used by HP Image Zone Express, which has been replaced by Photosmart software.

Program(s) that open .PVM files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
HP Image Zone Express
Updated 9/17/2007