The File Extensions Database

.ADV File Extension

  • Category: System Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .ADV file?

.ADV is Audio Driver File

Driver file used by some older games for providing game compatibility with sound cards; often used for generating MIDI or PC speaker sounds.

An example game that uses ADV files is Dune from Virgin Interactive, which was released in 1993.

File Type 2 Ableton Device Preset File
Developer by: Ableton Category: Audio Files Format: Binary

Settings file created by Ableton Live, an audio production program often used for creating electronic mixes; saves device presets, which act as an audio filter for generating unique sounds; can be applied to a "live set" (.ALS file) for creating low-fi, warping, or other sound effects.

Programs that open Ableton Device Preset File
Ableton Live
Ableton Live
File Type 3 Nortek Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter File
Developer by: Nortek Category: Data Files Format: Binary

Data file that stores Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) data, which is used to capture velocity measurements of water, particles, and other matter; used in scientific research to study rapid current fluctuations in the ocean or in the laboratory.

Nortek WinADV is discontinued and no longer available.

How to solve problems with ADV files

  • Associate the ADV file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ADV file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ADV files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ADV file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ADV is Audio Driver File. Because only the current version supports the latest ADV file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .ADV is Audio Driver File update.
  • To make sure that your ADV file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.