.AVV File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .AVV file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

AVV File Recovery

What is a .AVV file?

Library or "bin" of media files created by Avid Media Composer, a professional video editing application; bundles media files in a single location so that they can be organized and managed more easily; allows multiple versions of input files (e.g., English and Spanish audio) to be stored simultaneously.

What Are Common Causes of ".AVV" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes of ".AVV" files lost or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".AVV" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer files.
  2. Virus or malware attack: A virus or malware infection can corrupt or delete ".AVV" files, making them inaccessible or unusable.
  3. Software or hardware issues: Problems with the software or hardware components of a computer system can lead to ".AVV" file loss or failure. This can include issues with the operating system, file system, or storage device.
  4. Power failure: Sudden power outages or system shutdowns can interrupt the saving or accessing of ".AVV" files, resulting in data loss or corruption.
  5. File system errors: File system errors, such as disk errors or bad sectors, can cause ".AVV" files to become lost or unreadable.
  6. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as accidental formatting of a storage device or improper handling of files, can lead to ".AVV" file loss.
  7. Software conflicts: Incompatibility or conflicts between different software programs can cause ".AVV" files to become damaged or lost.
  8. Hardware failure: Physical damage to storage devices, such as hard drives or memory cards, can result in ".AVV" file loss or failure.
  9. System crashes: System crashes or freezes can cause ".AVV" files to become corrupted or inaccessible.
  10. Improper file transfer: Errors during file transfer, such as interrupted or incomplete transfers, can lead to ".AVV" file loss or corruption.

How to recover lost ".AVV" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".AVV" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".AVV" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".AVV" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".AVV" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

Partition Recovery™ 4.9
The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".AVV" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".AVV" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo avid Volume Bin File image file file?

Programs that open ".AVV" files

Avid Media Composer Avid Media Composer
Avid Media Composer Avid Media Composer

Additional Information

  • File type: Avid Volume Bin File

  • File extension: .AVV

  • Developer: Avid Technology

  • Category: Video Files

  • Format: Binary


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

Oleg Afonin

Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is the purpose of the .AVV file format?

    The .AVV file format is typically associated with antivirus software. It serves as a container file for storing virus definition updates. Antivirus programs use these updates to identify and detect new threats, as well as update their databases with the latest information on known viruses. The .AVV file format allows antivirus software to easily distribute and install these updates on users' systems, ensuring their protection against the latest malware.

  • What software or applications support the .AVV format?

    The .AVV file format is primarily associated with "AntiVir Virus Information" by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG. It is a proprietary file format used by Avira antivirus software to store virus definition updates. Therefore, the .AVV format is specifically supported by Avira antivirus software.

  • How does the .AVV format differ from other video file formats, such as .MP4 or .AVI?

    The .AVV format is not a widely known or used video file format. It is possible that you may have mistaken the file extension or it could be a proprietary format specific to certain software or devices. In any case, without specific information about the .AVV format, it is difficult to provide a detailed comparison with other formats such as .MP4 or .AVI.

    However, I can provide a general overview of .MP4 and .AVI formats to give you an idea of how they differ:

    MP4 (.mp4):

    • MP4 is a popular multimedia container format.
    • It supports a wide range of audio, video, and subtitle codecs.
    • It uses advanced compression methods, like H.264, to efficiently store video data while maintaining quality.
    • MP4 files are widely supported across various devices, platforms, and media players.

    AVI (.avi):

    • AVI is another common multimedia container format.
    • It was developed by Microsoft in the early 1990s.
    • AVI files can contain both audio and video data, often using codecs like DivX or XviD.
    • It is less efficient in terms of file size compared to modern formats like MP4.
    • AVI files are supported by many media players and operating systems.

    In summary, the .AVV format is not well-known, and it is challenging to provide a direct comparison with other formats. If you have more specific information about the .AVV format, please provide additional details for a more accurate response.

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