The File Extensions Database

.COV File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Page Layout Files

What is an .COV file?

.COV is Fax Cover Page File

File created by Microsoft Fax Cover Page Editor, a fax program included with Windows Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions; saves the page layout structure, text, and graphics for a fax cover page; often contains company logos, the company name, and the sender's address; used for fax transmissions.

COV files can be hosted on internal company servers using Fax Service Manager. Hosted cover pages may be made available to employees so that company faxes have a standardized format.

Programs that open Fax Cover Page File
Microsoft Fax Cover Page Editor

How to solve problems with COV files

  • Associate the COV file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any COV file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.COV files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the COV 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 .COV is Fax Cover Page File. Because only the current version supports the latest COV file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .COV is Fax Cover Page File update.
  • To make sure that your COV file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.