File Extension Library

.PVM File Extension

  • Developer by: Parallels
  • Category: Disk Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .PVM file?

.PVM file extension is created by Parallels. .PVM has been classified as Disk Image Files. The format of .PVM file is Binary.

.PVM is Parallels Virtual Machine

A PVM file is a virtual machine created with Parallels Desktop emulation software. It contains the contents of a hard drive and memory that are used to load a Windows operating system (or other supported OS) on a Macintosh computer.

PVM files can be mounted as a hard drive by right-clicking the icon in the Finder and selecting Open With > Parallels Mounter. The contents of a PVM file may also be viewed by right-clicking the file and selecting "Show Package Contents."

List of all softwares that can open the Parallels Virtual Machine
Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac
VMware Fusion 10
File Type 2 Photo Video Manifest File
Developer by: OSTA Category: Text Files Format: XML

Index file used for organizing collections of digital content; developed by the Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA) as part of the Music/Photo/Video (MPV) standard; formatted in XML.

PVM files may be generated by various digital media devices such as printers and digital cameras. They can be read by any program that supports PVM format.

File Type 3 HP Photo Album
Developer by: HP Category: Misc Files

Digital photo album created with HP digital camera software; contains a list of images imported from an HP digital camera; often named "album.pvm" or "index.pvm;" used by HP Image Zone Express, which has been replaced by Photosmart software.

How to Open .PVM file on different platforms

Open .PVM File on Windows

  • Right-click a .PVM
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .PVM file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .PVM files" Press "Ok"

Open .PVM File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .PVM file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .PVM File on Linux

Right click on the .PVM file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .PVM File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .PVM file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .PVM File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .PVM files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .PVM files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PVM files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PVM file format
  2. You need to check the .PVM file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)