OAV is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft Flight Simulator Texture files. Microsoft Flight Simulator Texture specification was created by Microsoft Studios. OAV file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. OAV file belongs to the Game Files category just like 1459 other filename extensions listed in our database. Microsoft Flight Simulator X is by far the most used program for working with OAV files. On the official website of Microsoft Studios developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Flight Simulator X software, but also about OAV and other supported file formats.
Programs that can handle OAV files are as follows. Files with OAV 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.
Problems with accessing OAV may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with OAV extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports OAV files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Microsoft Flight Simulator X and install it on your device. 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 Microsoft Flight Simulator X website and download the installer.
If the problems with opening OAV files still occur even after installing Microsoft Flight Simulator X, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Flight Simulator X is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Microsoft Flight Simulator X cannot handle files with OAV may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Microsoft Flight Simulator X is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
After installing Microsoft Flight Simulator X (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open OAV files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the OAV file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the OAV 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 OAV file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the OAV file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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. When downloading the file with OAV extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Microsoft Flight Simulator Texture file again.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open OAV files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Microsoft Flight Simulator Texture file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle OAV files.
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