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FVE File Extension

Windows BitLocker Full Volume Encryption
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
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What is FVE file?

FVE is a file extension commonly associated with Windows BitLocker Full Volume Encryption files. Microsoft Corporation defined the Windows BitLocker Full Volume Encryption format standard. FVE file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. FVE file belongs to the Encoded Files category just like 236 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing FVE files is BitLocker. Software named BitLocker was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and FVE files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support FVE file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support FVE files. Files with FVE suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support FVE file

Windows Windows

How to open file with FVE extension?

Being unable to open files with FVE extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with FVE files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with FVE files.

Step 1. Get the BitLocker

Install software to open FVE file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening FVE files is that no program that can handle FVE files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download BitLocker and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support FVE files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading BitLocker installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of BitLocker and update if needed

Update software that support file extension FVEYou still cannot access FVE files although BitLocker 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. If you have an older version of BitLocker installed, it may not support FVE format. The latest version of BitLocker should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open FVE files to BitLocker

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate FVE files with latest version of BitLocker you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with FVE file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the FVE file and choose Open with option
  • 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 BitLocker installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open FVE files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with FVE file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected FVE file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with FVE extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the FVE file is complete and free of errors

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

Check FVE file for viruses
1. The FVE may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the FVE file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. FVE file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the FVE file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic FVE file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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. When downloading the file with FVE extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access 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 BitLocker

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Windows BitLocker Full Volume Encryption files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle FVE files.

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