OVA File Extension

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Open Virtual Appliance
  • Developer
    VMware
  • Popularity
    3.8 (7 votes)

What is OVA file?

The OVA format is used to store data packages concerning a virtual machine. Specifically, OVE files are actually compressed OVF files, along with supporting files (.MF,.VHD, .VMDK) in form of a TAR archive.

Data contained within OVA files describing a virtual machine cannot be run as an unprocessed software. Therefore, they must be extracted and processed with specialised applications designed for purpose of running virtual machines on PCs.

Conversion of a OVA file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the OVA extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of OVA file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from OVA extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to OVA file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the OVA file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the OVA file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the OVA file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the OVA file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the OVA file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the OVA file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the OVA file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on OVA file.

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