IRV File Extension

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XMap Workfile
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What is IRV file?

IRV is a file extension commonly associated with XMap Workfile files. XMap Workfile specification was created by DeLorme. IRV file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. IRV file belongs to the GIS Files category just like 206 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing IRV files is Xmap. On the official website of DeLorme developer not only will you find detailed information about theXmap software, but also about IRV and other supported file formats.

Programs which support IRV file extension

The following listing features IRV-compatible programs. Files with IRV 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.

Programs that support IRV file

Windows Windows

How to open file with IRV extension?

Problems with accessing IRV may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to XMap Workfile 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. Get the Xmap

Problems with opening and working with IRV files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with IRV files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Xmap and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IRV files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Xmap website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Xmap to the latest version

You still cannot access IRV files although Xmap 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. The reason that Xmap cannot handle files with IRV may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Xmap is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate XMap Workfile files with Xmap

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the IRV file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Xmap is installed, check the Always use this app to open IRV files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected IRV file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with IRV extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the IRV for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the IRV file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The IRV may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the IRV is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the IRV file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the IRV file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the IRV 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. If the IRV file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the XMap Workfile file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Xmap

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

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 XMap Workfile files. It may be the case that the IRV files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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