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OAV File Extension

Microsoft Flight Simulator Texture
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    Microsoft Studios
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What is OAV file?

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 which support OAV file extension

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.

Programs that support OAV file

How to open file with OAV extension?

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.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Flight Simulator X software

Install software to open OAV file 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.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Flight Simulator X and update if needed

Update software that support file extension OAVIf 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.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Flight Simulator X to OAV files

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.

Associate software with OAV file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the OAV file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Flight Simulator X is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open OAV files and clicking OK.
Associate software with OAV file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the OAV file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with OAV extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the OAV file is complete and free of errors

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.

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

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.

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

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.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

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.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Flight Simulator X

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

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 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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