.pvm

File Type 1 Generic IconHP Photo Album
File Format Proprietary (HP)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Description

Digital photo album created with HP digital camera software; contains a list of images imported from an HP digital camera; often named "album.pvm" or "index.pvm;" used by HP Image Zone Express, which has been replaced by Photosmart software.

Open With
Windows

IconHP Image Zone Express

Updated 2007
File Type 2 Parallels Virtual Machine IconParallels Virtual Machine
File Format Proprietary (Parallels)
Usage Open manually; may be referenced by an application
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Parallels Desktop software uses a virtual machine file to load Windows operating systems on Mac OS X. The PVM file is similar to a disk image and contains the complete contents of a Windows hard disk. It is typically referenced by Parallels software, but may also be mounted within the Finder by opening the file with Parallels Mounter.

Open With
macOS

IconParallels Desktop for Mac

IconVMware Fusion

Updated August 26, 2009
File Type 3 Generic IconPhoto Video Manifest File
File Format Standard (developed by OSTA)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Description

Index file used for organizing collections of digital content; developed by the Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA) as part of the Music/Photo/Video (MPV) standard; formatted in XML.

PVM files may be generated by various digital media devices such as printers and digital cameras. They can be read by any program that supports PVM format.

Open With
Windows

IconOSTA MPV Reader, Writer, or Player

IconHP Image Zone

IconVisual MIBrowser

macOS

IconHP Image Zone

Updated 2007
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