File Extension Library

.PVMZ File Extension

  • Developer by: Parallels
  • Category: Compressed Files
  • Format: Zip

What are .PVMZ files and how to open them?

Can't open .PVMZ file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .PVMZ file.

What is a .PVMZ file extension?

.PVMZ file extension is created by Parallels. .PVMZ has been classified as Compressed Files. The format of .PVMZ file is Zip.

.PVMZ is Parallels Compressed Virtual Machine

A PVMZ file is a compressed 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. PVMZ files are the same as .PVM files but are Zip-compressed to save space.

Parallels Desktop for Mac is an operating system virtualization program that allows Windows and other operating systems to run on an Intel-based Mac. The software provides several tools for managing a virtual machine (VM) saved in the PNMZ file. You can pause, suspend, shut down, or restart the operating system or take snapshots of different states of the VMs, which enables you to revert back to a saved configuration. The virtualization program also offers Parallels Toolbox with Parallels Desktop. You can archive files, record your screen, take screenshots, record audio, and convert video.

List of all softwares that can open the Parallels Compressed Virtual Machine
Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac

How to fix problems with .PVMZ files

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