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MVI File Extension

AutoCAD Movie Command Format
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What is MVI file?

MVI is a file extension commonly associated with AutoCAD Movie Command Format files. AutoCAD Movie Command Format specification was created by Autodesk. MVI file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. MVI file format, along with 6033 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The most popular software that supports MVI files is AutoCAD. Software named AutoCAD was created by Autodesk, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and MVI files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support MVI file extension

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

Windows Windows

How to open file with MVI extension?

Problems with accessing MVI may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with MVI files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the AutoCAD

Install software to open MVI file Problems with opening and working with MVI files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with MVI files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download AutoCAD and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download AutoCAD installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Autodesk, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update AutoCAD to the latest version

Update software that support file extension MVIYou still cannot access MVI files although AutoCAD 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 The reason that AutoCAD cannot handle files with MVI may be that the software is outdated.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 AutoCAD.

Step 3. Set the default application to open MVI files to AutoCAD

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

Associate software with MVI file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the MVI 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 AutoCAD installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open MVI files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with MVI file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected MVI file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with MVI extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the MVI 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 MVI file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check MVI file for viruses
1. Verify that the MVI in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the MVI 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 MVI file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the MVI file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with MVI extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system 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 AutoCAD

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

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 AutoCAD Movie Command Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle MVI files.

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