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XML-PREV File Extension

VirtualBox XML Settings Backup
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What is XML-PREV file?

XML-PREV filename suffix is mostly used for VirtualBox XML Settings Backup files. VirtualBox XML Settings Backup specification was created by Oracle Corporation. XML-PREV file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with XML-PREV extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 6033 various file formats. The most popular software that supports XML-PREV files is VirtualBox. VirtualBox software was developed by Oracle Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about XML-PREV files or the VirtualBox software program.

Programs which support XML-PREV file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support XML-PREV files. XML-PREV files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support XML-PREV file

Windows Windows

How to open file with XML-PREV extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening XML-PREV files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to VirtualBox XML Settings Backup files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install VirtualBox

Install software to open XML-PREV file Problems with opening and working with XML-PREV files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with XML-PREV files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the VirtualBox developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download VirtualBox installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Oracle Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of VirtualBox

Update software that support file extension XML-PREVIf the problems with opening XML-PREV files still occur even after installing VirtualBox, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of VirtualBox is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why XML-PREV files are not compatible with VirtualBox. The latest version of VirtualBox should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate VirtualBox XML Settings Backup files with VirtualBox

After installing VirtualBox (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open XML-PREV files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with XML-PREV file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the XML-PREV with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • 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 VirtualBox is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open XML-PREV files and clicking OK.
Associate software with XML-PREV file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with XML-PREV extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select VirtualBox and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with XML-PREV extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the XML-PREV for errors

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 XML-PREV file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check XML-PREV file for viruses
1. Verify that the XML-PREV in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the XML-PREV 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 XML-PREV file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the XML-PREV file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with XML-PREV extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle VirtualBox

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with VirtualBox XML Settings Backup files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with XML-PREV files affecting older versions of given software.

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