IV2I File Extension

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Norton Ghost Incremental Virtual Volume Image
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    Symantec
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What is IV2I file?

IV2I filename suffix is mostly used for Norton Ghost Incremental Virtual Volume Image files. Symantec defined the Norton Ghost Incremental Virtual Volume Image format standard. IV2I files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. IV2I file belongs to the Backup Files category just like 179 other filename extensions listed in our database. Norton Ghost is by far the most used program for working with IV2I files. Software named Norton Ghost was created by Symantec Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and IV2I files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support IV2I file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support IV2I files. IV2I files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support IV2I file

How to open file with IV2I extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IV2I files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Norton Ghost Incremental Virtual Volume Image 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 IV2I files.

Step 1. Download and install Norton Ghost

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports IV2I files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Norton Ghost developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Norton Ghost website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Norton Ghost

If you already have Norton Ghost installed on your systems and IV2I 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 Norton Ghost cannot handle files with IV2I may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Norton Ghost should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Norton Ghost to IV2I files

After installing Norton Ghost (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open IV2I files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the IV2I file
  • 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 Norton Ghost is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open IV2I files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the IV2I file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with IV2I extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the IV2I for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the IV2I file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the IV2I file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the IV2I is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. IV2I file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the IV2I file’s structure is intact

If the IV2I 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. It could happen the the download process of file with IV2I extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Norton Ghost Incremental Virtual Volume Image file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Norton Ghost

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support IV2I files. Close all running programs and try opening the IV2I file.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Norton Ghost Incremental Virtual Volume Image files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with IV2I files affecting older versions of given software.

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