IVB File Extension

IVB file icon
Truevision Targa Format Bitmap Graphics
  • Category
    Graphic Files
  • Popularity
    3 (2 votes)

What is IVB file?

IVB filename suffix is mostly used for Truevision Targa Format Bitmap Graphics files. IVB files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. IVB file format, along with 524 other file formats, belongs to the Graphic Files category. XnView is by far the most used program for working with IVB files. XnView software was developed by Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet, and on its official website you may find more information about IVB files or the XnView software program.

Programs which support IVB file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support IVB files. Files with IVB 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 IVB file

Windows Windows

How to open file with IVB extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IVB files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Truevision Targa Format Bitmap Graphics 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 IVB files.

Step 1. Download and install XnView

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports IVB files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download XnView and install it on your device. 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 XnView website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update XnView to the latest version

You still cannot access IVB files although XnView 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. This can be one of the causes why IVB files are not compatible with XnView. The most recent version of XnView is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open IVB files to XnView

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

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

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

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the IVB file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select XnView and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with IVB extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the IVB 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 IVB file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the IVB file for viruses or malware

If the IVB is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the IVB file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

Did you receive the IVB file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 IVB 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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Truevision Targa Format Bitmap Graphics file.

4. Check whether your system can handle XnView

If the systems has insufficient resources to open IVB 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 Truevision Targa Format Bitmap Graphics files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle IVB files.

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