COV file format description

Many people share .cov files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .cov file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .cov files.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cov - Fax Cover Page

The COV document files are related to Windows Fax Server. The COV file is a Fax Cover Page.

Windows Fax Server
Document files
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Fax Cover Page related extensions:
XMind Workbook
Hype Document
XBEL Bookmark
GeoGebra Tool
VRML Document
Cult3D Object

.cov - RFM Covariate Table

The COV data files are related to RFM. The COV file is a RFM Covariate Table. The RFM is a GENLN2-based line-by-line radiative transfer model originally developed at AOPP, Oxford University, under an ESA contract to provide reference spectral calculations for the MIPAS instrument launched on the ENVISAT satellite in 2002.

Data files
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RFM Covariate Table related extensions:
RFM Atmospheric Profile Data
RFM Irregular Spectral Grid
RFM Instrument Line Shape File
RFM Radiance Spectrum File
RFM SVD-compressed Look-Up Table
RFM Tangent Altitudes File

Naturally, other applications may also use the .cov file extension. Even harmful programs can create .cov files. Be especially cautious with .cov files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .cov file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .cov file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

civ, ckv, clv, co, cob, coc, cod, cof, cog, cpv, cv, dov, fov, ocv, ov

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

µVision Complete Program Listing Data
Optical Character Verification Data
BibExcel Co-occurrence Document
Microsoft C Compiler Output
Serena PVCS Logfile
BlackBerry COD Archive

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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