OVF File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an OVF file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .OVF files.

What is an OVF file?

An .OVF file is an OOMMF Vector Field file. Through our analysis of OVF files, we know that one use of the format is OOMMF Vector Field file. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open OVF files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension OVF for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different OVF openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .OVF

While OOMMF Vector Field file is a popular type of OVF-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .OVF extension.

The OVF file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So an OVF opener may not be able to open all kinds of OVF files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited OVF viewer.

Open Virtualization Format file

Through our analysis of OVF files, we know that one use of the format is Open Virtualization Format file. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different OVF openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of OVF files. Remember, different programs may use OVF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Oracle VM VirtualBoxOracle VM VirtualBoxUser submitted
VMware WorkstationVMware WorkstationUser submitted
Citrix XenCenterCitrix XenCenterUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with OVF-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with OVF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!