PVD File Extension

PVD file icon
ParaView Data Object Format
  • Developer
    Kitware, Inc.
  • Popularity
    3 (3 votes)

What is PVD file?

Full format name of files that use PVD extension is ParaView Data Object Format. Kitware, Inc. defined the ParaView Data Object Format format standard. PVD file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with PVD extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1258 various file formats. The software recommended for managing PVD files is ParaView. On the official website of Kitware, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theParaView software, but also about PVD and other supported file formats.

Programs which support PVD file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support PVD files. Files with PVD 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 PVD file

Windows Windows

How to open file with PVD extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PVD files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with PVD files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PVD files.

Step 1. Install ParaView software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PVD files is that no program that can handle PVD files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the ParaView developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download ParaView installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Kitware, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of ParaView and update if needed

If the problems with opening PVD files still occur even after installing ParaView, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of ParaView is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of ParaView installed, it may not support PVD format. The latest version of ParaView should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign ParaView to PVD files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PVD files with latest version of ParaView you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the PVD file and choose 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 ParaView installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open PVD files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PVD extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select ParaView and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with PVD extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the PVD is not faulty

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 PVD file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The PVD may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the PVD is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the PVD file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the PVD 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. If the PVD file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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 ParaView Data Object Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open ParaView

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PVD files. Close all running programs and try opening the PVD file.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with ParaView Data Object Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PVD files affecting older versions of given software.

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