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.PVM File Extension

File Type 1Parallels Virtual Machine

3.4 (19 Votes)
CategoryDisk Image Files

What is a PVM file?

A PVM file is a virtual machine created with Parallels Desktop emulation software. It 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."

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Programs that open PVM files

Updated 12/6/2017

File Type 2HP Photo Album

2.9 (7 Votes)
CategoryMisc Files

.PVM File Association 2

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imported from an HP digital camera; often named "album.pvm" or "index.pvm;" used by HP Image Zone Express, which has been replaced by Photosmart software.

Programs that open PVM files

HP Image Zone Express
Updated 9/17/2007

File Type 3Photo Video Manifest File

3.0 (6 Votes)
CategoryText Files

.PVM File Association 3

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.

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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.

Programs that open PVM files

OSTA MPV Reader, Writer, or Player
HP Image Zone
Visual MIBrowser
HP Image Zone
Updated 7/4/2008

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