INV File Extension

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INVedit Format
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What is INV file?

INV is a file extension commonly associated with INVedit Format files. INVedit Format format was developed by Copyboy. Files with INV extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. INV file format, along with 1273 other file formats, belongs to the Game Files category. The software recommended for managing INV files is McEdit.

Programs which support INV file extension

The following listing features INV-compatible programs. Files with INV 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 INV file

Windows Windows

How to open file with INV extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening INV files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to INVedit Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install McEdit software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening INV files is that no program that can handle INV files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the McEdit developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit McEdit website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update McEdit to the latest version

If you already have McEdit installed on your systems and INV files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that McEdit cannot handle files with INV may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using McEdit.

Step 3. Assign McEdit to INV files

If you have the latest version of McEdit installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage INV 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.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the INV with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where McEdit is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open INV files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected INV file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select McEdit and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with INV extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the INV for errors

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 INV file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The INV 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 INV 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. If the scanner detected that the INV file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the INV file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with INV extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

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 McEdit

If the systems has insufficient resources to open INV files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with INVedit Format files. It may be the case that the INV files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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