DVF File Extension

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Sony Digital Voice Format
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What is DVF file?

Full format name of files that use DVF extension is Sony Digital Voice Format. Sony defined the Sony Digital Voice Format format standard. Files with DVF extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with DVF extension are categorized as Audio Files files. The Audio Files subset comprises 694 various file formats. Windows Media Player supports DVF files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. Windows Media Player software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about DVF files or the Windows Media Player software program.

Programs which support DVF file extension

Programs that can handle DVF files are as follows. DVF files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DVF file

How to open file with DVF extension?

Problems with accessing DVF may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with DVF extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DVF files.

Step 1. Get the Windows Media Player

Problems with opening and working with DVF files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DVF files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Windows Media Player or one of the recommended programs (for example, Switch Audio File Converter Software, Digital Voice Editor) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DVF files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Windows Media Player installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Windows Media Player

You still cannot access DVF files although Windows Media Player is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Windows Media Player cannot handle files with DVF may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Windows Media Player is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Sony Digital Voice Format files with Windows Media Player

After installing Windows Media Player (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DVF files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the DVF file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Windows Media Player installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DVF files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DVF file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with DVF extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the DVF is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper DVF file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the DVF in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the DVF is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. DVF file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the DVF 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 DVF extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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 Sony Digital Voice Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Windows Media Player

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DVF extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Sony Digital Voice Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DVF files affecting older versions of given software.

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