OVAfile extension

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Have trouble opening the .ova extension? Don't panic! This page explains ova files and suggests programs you may use to open ova files. You can download these programs through this page!


What is OVA file?

An OVA File, sometimes it may be called an Open Virtual Application file or an Open Virtualization Format Archive file, is used by virtualization applications such as VMware Workstation and Oracle VM Virtualbox. It contains files, which are needed to describe a virtual machine, which includes an OVF descriptor file, optional manifest, certificate files, and other related files.

Additional data

Since the OVF format is a standard, it can be used by a virtual machine app to export the VM data files. As a consequence, it can be imported into a different application. VirtualBox, for example, can export one of its VMs to an archive package with the OVA file that includes an OVF and VMDK file.


How to open OVA file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the ova extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the ova file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the ova file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open OVA files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your ova file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.