DVI file format description
Many people share .dvi files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .dvi file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .dvi files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.dvi - Device Independent File
The DVI document files are related to MikTeX. DVI file is a Device Independent File. The Device independent file format (DVI) is the output file format of the TeX typesetting program, designed by David R. Fuchs in 1979.
Naturally, other applications may also use the .dvi file extension. Even harmful programs can create .dvi files. Be especially cautious with .dvi files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .dvi 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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .dvi file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
cvi, dbi, dci, ddi, dfi, dgi, di, div, dv, dvl, dvo, evi, fvi, rvi, svi
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android
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