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.ova File Extension

Developer: Obtiv/Vmware
File type: Octava Musical Store/Open Virtual Appliance
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .ova. Files with the file extension .ova can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .ova files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .ova file?

The .ova file extension is attached to files that contain descriptions of a virtual machine. .ova files are usually package files and they contain the descriptions, certification information as well as other information regarding the virtual machine. These files consist of a variety of files in one archive which is why they are also called Open Virtual Applications. They are data files because they are not used to execute the virtual machine. They merely contain information about the virtual machine. Octava also uses the .ova file extension and this is attached to musical score files that the software created. This software is known as a program that allows users to compose music electronically. Files that use the .ova extension contain notes, staffs, bars as well as other musical items. These files make music composition using the software easy. The .ova file extension is also used by the Web Studio 4 application wherein the .ova files refer to projects created by the said software.

how to open a .ova file?

Launch a .ova file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .ova file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .ova files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .ova file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .ova file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .ova file association errors

applications that open a .ova file

Oracle VM VirtualBox

Oracle VM VirtualBox

The Oracle VM VirtualBox software is powerful virtualization software originally developed by Innotek but currently developed by Oracle Corporation. This is a cross-platform software which means that it can run on Windows, MAC, Linux and other operating systems wherein it includes features such as 64-bit guests, snapshots, clipboards, special drivers, public API, raw hard disk access, support for Microsoft VHD, SMP support, 2D video acceleration and a lot more. It also provides modularity for users so that controlling it from various interfaces can be done easily. It also features an XML virtual machine descriptions and this allows all virtual machine settings to be stored in XML rather than being dependent on local machines. This makes it easy for porting virtual machine definitions to other computers. The Oracle VM VirtualBox also features virtual USB controllers. This is the feature that allows users to connect USB devices to virtual machines without installing device specific drivers. While the shared folders feature of this machine makes data exchange between guests and hosts easier.
VMware Player

VMware Player

VMware Player is a virtualization-software package that operates its own virtual machines as well as other existing virtual devices. However, it requires specific operating systems for this software to work. Features of this product are similar as VMware Workstation, which include virtualization core. It is compatible with Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista with quicker and more effective performance, more reliable graphics and updated integration. This is used for both personal and commercial use. Later versions of Player have the function to copy a virtual machine through the copy of a directory, and that copy can be stored or reverted. Although there are some tools from Workstation that are not included on the Player, this program supplied with Workstation distribution, for installations in case a user does not have the license to use a full version of VMware Workstation. In addition, there is a distribution of a virtual machine developed by Workstation installed on computers once this Player is downloaded on the same devices.
VMware vCenter Converter

VMware vCenter Converter

VMware vCenter Converter is a machine converter software that converts a virtual machine to a physical machine or vice versa. Also called as Physical-to-Virtual or P2V converter, this program comes in Standalone and Enterprise versions, but with the same, common features such as the conversion of physical machines to virtual machines or virtual machines to physical machines, and the running of automated configuration tasks on VMware ESX or ESXi servers. Physical machines refer to Microsoft Windows and Linux based computers. In addition to physical machines conversion, this program also converts third party image formats to virtual machines of VMware. It is easy to convert machines as its user interface has wizard included. Moreover, this software can convert multiple machines all at once with a centralized management console included. It also minimizes the number of steps to conversion using its wizards. VMware vCenter Converter is simply regarded as the combination of two products of VMware which are Importer and P2V Assistant.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .ova files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .ova. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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