.DVI 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 .DVI file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

DVI File Recovery

What is a .DVI file?

Output file from a TeX-based program, such as LaTeX; contains typesetting information to be sent to a printer; requires a DVI driver, but is "device-independent," meaning it can be printed on almost any kind of typographic output device; similar to a PostScript (.PS) file.

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

There are several common causes of ".DVI" (Device Independent File) files being lost or facing failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".DVI" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer system, leading to their loss.
  2. File system corruption: If the file system on which the ".DVI" files are stored becomes corrupted, it can result in the loss or failure of these files.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Viruses or malware can infect and damage ".DVI" files, making them inaccessible or causing their loss.
  4. Hardware failure: Hardware issues, such as a hard drive failure or a faulty storage device, can lead to the loss or failure of ".DVI" files.
  5. Software conflicts: Incompatible or faulty software installations or updates can cause errors that result in the loss or corruption of ".DVI" files.
  6. Power outages or system crashes: Unexpected power outages or system crashes can interrupt the saving or accessing process of ".DVI" files, leading to their loss or failure.
  7. Human error: Accidental formatting of the storage device containing ".DVI" files, improper handling of the files, or mistakenly overwriting them can result in their loss.
  8. File transfer issues: Problems during file transfer, such as interrupted or incomplete transfers, can cause ".DVI" files to be lost or become corrupted.

It is important to regularly backup ".DVI" files to prevent their loss and to use reliable data recovery tools in case of accidental deletion or file failure.

How to recover lost ".DVI" 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 ".DVI" file may be deleted.

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

Use programs for recovering ".DVI" 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 ".DVI" 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 ".DVI" 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 ".DVI" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo device Independent Format File image file file?

Programs that open ".DVI" files

LaTeX Editor LaTeX Editor
BaKoMa TeX BaKoMa TeX
Skim Skim
LyX/Mac LyX/Mac
Evince Evince
Xdvik Xdvik
KDE Okular KDE Okular

Additional Information

  • File type: Device Independent Format File

  • File extension: .DVI

  • Developer: N/A

  • Category: Text Files

  • Format: N/A

  • HEX: F7 02 01 83 92 C0 1C 3B 00 00 00 00

  • ASCII: ч...’А;


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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 a ".DVI backup" file and how is it different from a regular backup file?

    A ".DVI backup" file is a backup file that is specifically created for Digital Video Interface (DVI) devices. DVI is a video display interface used to connect video sources, such as computers and DVD players, to displays, such as monitors and projectors.

    A regular backup file, on the other hand, is a general term used to describe a copy of data or files that is created to protect against data loss or to recover data in case of a system failure, accidental deletion, or other unforeseen events.

    The main difference between a ".DVI backup" file and a regular backup file lies in their purpose and the type of data they contain. A ".DVI backup" file is specifically designed to store video-related data, configurations, or settings related to DVI devices. It may contain display color profiles, resolution settings, refresh rates, or other video-related parameters specific to DVI devices.

    On the other hand, a regular backup file can contain a wide range of data, including documents, photos, videos, application settings, system files, and more. It is a comprehensive backup of various types of data on a computer or device.

    In summary, a ".DVI backup" file is a specialized backup file for DVI devices, while a regular backup file is a more general term for backups that can contain a wide range of data.

  • How can I create a ".DVI backup" file for my documents or files?

    To create a ".DVI backup" file for your documents or files, you can follow these steps:

    1. Open the document or file you want to create a backup for.
    2. Go to the "File" menu and select "Save As" or "Export".
    3. In the save dialog box, choose a location on your computer where you want to save the backup file.
    4. In the "Save As" or "Export" dialog box, select the file format as ".DVI" (Device Independent File Format).
    5. Provide a name for the backup file and click "Save" or "Export".

    Please note that the availability of the ".DVI" file format may depend on the software or application you are using. Make sure to check if your software supports saving files in the ".DVI" format.

  • Are there any specific software or tools that are commonly used to open or restore ".DVI backup" files?

    There are several software and tools that can be used to open or restore ".DVI backup" files. Some commonly used ones include:

    1. Adobe Acrobat: Adobe Acrobat is a popular PDF viewer that can open and restore DVI backup files.
    2. TeXworks: TeXworks is an integrated development environment (IDE) for LaTeX typesetting system. It can open and restore DVI backup files created by LaTeX.
    3. MiKTeX: MiKTeX is another LaTeX distribution that includes a DVI viewer called Yap. It can open and restore DVI backup files.
    4. Ghostscript: Ghostscript is an interpreter for the PostScript language and PDF files. It can also handle DVI files and can be used to open and restore DVI backup files.
    5. WinDVI: WinDVI is a DVI viewer specifically designed for Windows. It can open and restore DVI backup files.
    6. SumatraPDF: SumatraPDF is a lightweight and open-source PDF viewer that can also handle DVI files. It can be used to open and restore DVI backup files.

    These are just a few examples of software and tools commonly used to open or restore ".DVI backup" files. There may be other options available depending on your specific requirements and operating system.

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