Full format name of files that use ANV extension is AirNav Image. Files with ANV extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. ANV file format, along with 524 other file formats, belongs to the Graphic Files category. The software recommended for managing ANV files is XnView. Software named XnView was created by Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ANV files, check the developer’s official website.
Below is a table that list programs that support ANV files. Files with ANV extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.
Being unable to open files with ANV extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with ANV files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
Problems with opening and working with ANV files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ANV files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install XnView. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ANV files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading XnView installed is by going to developer’s website (Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet) and downloading the software using provided links.
You still cannot access ANV files although XnView is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why ANV files are not compatible with XnView. The most recent version of XnView is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of XnView installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ANV on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ANV file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the ANV is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the ANV file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the ANV file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with ANV extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the AirNav Image file.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ANV extension. In this case close the other applications.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with AirNav Image files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ANV files affecting older versions of given software.
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