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FAV File Extension

Microsoft Outlook Bar-shortcut
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
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  • Popularity
    5 (2 votes)

What is FAV file?

FAV is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft Outlook Bar-shortcut files. Microsoft Outlook Bar-shortcut format was developed by Microsoft Corporation. FAV files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. FAV file format, along with 1305 other file formats, belongs to the Settings Files category. The software recommended for managing FAV files is Microsoft Outlook. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Outlook software, but also about FAV and other supported file formats.

Programs which support FAV file extension

The following listing features FAV-compatible programs. FAV files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support FAV file

How to open file with FAV extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening FAV files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Microsoft Outlook Bar-shortcut files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with FAV files.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Outlook software

Install software to open FAV file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports FAV files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Microsoft Outlook and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support FAV files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Microsoft Outlook installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Outlook

Update software that support file extension FAVIf you already have Microsoft Outlook installed on your systems and FAV files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. 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 FAV files are not compatible with Microsoft Outlook. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Outlook.

Step 3. Set the default application to open FAV files to Microsoft Outlook

If you have the latest version of Microsoft Outlook installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage FAV on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with FAV file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the FAV file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Microsoft Outlook installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open FAV files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with FAV file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with FAV extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with FAV extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the FAV for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the FAV file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check FAV file for viruses
1. Check the FAV file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the FAV is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the FAV file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with FAV extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the FAV file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with FAV extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft Outlook

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support FAV files. Close all running programs and try opening the FAV file.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Microsoft Outlook Bar-shortcut files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle FAV files.

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