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NVRAM File Extension

VMware NVRAM Format
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What is NVRAM file?

NVRAM filename suffix is mostly used for VMware NVRAM Format files. VMware NVRAM Format specification was created by VMware. Files with NVRAM extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. NVRAM file format, along with 1326 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. The most popular program for handling NVRAM files is VMware Workstation, but users can choose among 3 different programs that support this file format. VMware Workstation software was developed by VMware, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about NVRAM files or the VMware Workstation software program.

Programs which support NVRAM file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support NVRAM files. Files with NVRAM 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 NVRAM file

How to open file with NVRAM extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening NVRAM files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to VMware NVRAM Format 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 NVRAM files.

Step 1. Download and install VMware Workstation

Install software to open NVRAM file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening NVRAM files is that no program that can handle NVRAM files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select VMware Workstation or one of the recommended programs (for example, VMware Fusion, VMware vSphere) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. 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 VMware Workstation website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update VMware Workstation to the latest version

Update software that support file extension NVRAMYou still cannot access NVRAM files although VMware Workstation is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of VMware Workstation installed, it may not support NVRAM format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using VMware Workstation.

Step 3. Associate VMware NVRAM Format files with VMware Workstation

If you have the latest version of VMware Workstation installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage NVRAM on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with NVRAM file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the NVRAM with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where VMware Workstation is installed, check the Always use this app to open NVRAM files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with NVRAM file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected NVRAM file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • 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 NVRAM extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the NVRAM for errors

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

Check NVRAM file for viruses
1. The NVRAM may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the NVRAM 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 scanner detected that the NVRAM file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the NVRAM 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. It could happen the the download process of file with NVRAM extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the VMware NVRAM Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle VMware Workstation

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with VMware NVRAM Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle NVRAM files.

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