ZVI File Extension

ZVI file icon
Carl Zeiss AxioVision Saved Microscope Image
  • Developer
    Carl Zeiss AG
  • Category
    Graphic Files
  • Popularity
    3.3 (3 votes)

What is ZVI file?

Full format name of files that use ZVI extension is Carl Zeiss AxioVision Saved Microscope Image. Carl Zeiss AG defined the Carl Zeiss AxioVision Saved Microscope Image format standard. Files with ZVI extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with ZVI extension are categorized as Graphic Files files. The Graphic Files subset comprises 524 various file formats. The software recommended for managing ZVI files is AxioVision. Software named AxioVision was created by Carl Zeiss AG. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ZVI files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ZVI file extension

The following listing features ZVI-compatible programs. Files with ZVI suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support ZVI file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ZVI extension?

Problems with accessing ZVI may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with ZVI files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install AxioVision

Problems with opening and working with ZVI files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ZVI files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the AxioVision 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. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit AxioVision website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update AxioVision to the latest version

If the problems with opening ZVI files still occur even after installing AxioVision, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of AxioVision is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of AxioVision installed, it may not support ZVI format. The latest version of AxioVision should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Carl Zeiss AxioVision Saved Microscope Image files with AxioVision

If you have the latest version of AxioVision installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ZVI on your device. 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

  • Clicking the ZVI with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where AxioVision is installed, check the Always use this app to open ZVI files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ZVI file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ZVI extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the ZVI is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ZVI file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the ZVI 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 ZVI file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic ZVI file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with ZVI extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Carl Zeiss AxioVision Saved Microscope Image file.

4. Check whether your system can handle AxioVision

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Carl Zeiss AxioVision Saved Microscope Image file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ZVI files affecting older versions of given software.

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