Opening OV2 files

Did your computer fail to open an OV2 file? We explain what OV2 files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your OV2 files.

What is an OV2 file?

Files that contain the .ov2 file extension are most commonly associated with the TomTom GPS navigation device. Users place the TomTom device in their car and use it to get directions from point A to point B.

The OV2 files contain a database of the "point of interest" locations that are used by TomTom GPS devices. The OV2 file can be manually created using a Pocket PC device with TomTom Navigator or a user can convert an existing OV2 database to the TomTom Navigator with the TomTom Home software application.

Overlay files have also been known to use the .ov2 file extension.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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