VOL File Type

- The quick facts

What are VOL files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a VOL file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a VOL file?

VOL files have multiple uses, and Space Image Volume is one of them.

Space Image Volume

Space is an application for the display, navigation, rendering, editing, and measurement of 3D data sets. It has a native volume format that contains images in 8 and 16-bit grayscale, 8 bit indexed, 24-bit RGB color.

Space was partially developed at the Lewis Center for Neuroimaging and Brain Development Lab at the University of Oregon by Mark Dow and Greg Scott.

How to open VOL files

We have identified one VOL opener that is compatible with this specific type of VOL file.

Programs that open Space Image Volume files


Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the VOL extension

Through our research of VOL files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Dalet Volume Info
  • Libvol Volume
  • NETGEN Volume
  • XtraDrive FAT

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

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