LVM File Extension

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LabVIEW Measurement Format
  • Developer
    National Instruments
  • Popularity
    4 (2 votes)

What is LVM file?

Full format name of files that use LVM extension is LabVIEW Measurement Format. LabVIEW Measurement Format format was developed by National Instruments. LVM files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. Files with LVM extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1258 various file formats. The most popular program for handling LVM files is LabVIEW, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. LabVIEW software was developed by National Instruments Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about LVM files or the LabVIEW software program.

Programs which support LVM file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open LVM files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with LVM 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 LVM file

Windows Windows
Linux Linux

How to open file with LVM extension?

Problems with accessing LVM may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with LVM extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install LabVIEW

Problems with opening and working with LVM files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with LVM files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the LabVIEW 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 LabVIEW website and download the installer.

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

You still cannot access LVM files although LabVIEW 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 LabVIEW cannot handle files with LVM may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of LabVIEW should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open LVM files to LabVIEW

After installing LabVIEW (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open LVM files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the LVM with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the LabVIEW installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open LVM files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with LVM extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 LVM extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the LVM file is complete and free of 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 LVM file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the LVM in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the LVM is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the LVM file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

Did you receive the LVM 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 LVM 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 out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the LabVIEW Measurement Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run LabVIEW

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with LabVIEW Measurement Format 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 LVM files affecting older versions of given software.

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