VOL file format description

Many people often share .vol files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .vol files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .vol files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .vol files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .vol file format.

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.vol - Video Game Data

The VOL file is a Video Game Data. VOL is a compressed archive used to store game data. Used by various video games including Tribes and Earth Siege 2.

Category:Game Data files
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Video Game Data related extensions:

  • lff LucasFilm Format Image
  • bcf The Sims 3D Body Mesh Data
  • ress Unity 3D Model Archive
  • miss Homeworld Missile Data
  • bs Infinity Engine Script
  • customtank Wee Tanks! Custom Tank

.vol - Gear CD-ROM Project

The VOL project files are related to Gear. The VOL file is a Gear CD-ROM Project. GEAR is a CD/DVD recording and pre-mastering software package.

Category:Project files
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Gear CD-ROM Project related extensions:

  • cdi Gear CD-ROM CD-i Image
  • dv1 Gear DVD Video Image
  • lrq GEAR License Request File
  • md1 Gear CD-ROM Mode 1 Image
  • xa Gear CD-ROM XA Image

.vol - macOS Volfs Directory

The VOL other files are related to macOS. The VOL file is a macOS Volfs Directory. Volfs is a virtual file system that sits over the HFS VFS interface.

Category:Other files
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macOS Volfs Directory related extensions:

  • menu macOS SystemUIServer MenuExtra Plugin
  • system macOS System Data

Be careful.

It is important to understand that the .vol file extension is not limited to a particular set of applications. Other programs besides the intended ones can also use the .vol extension to create files. This includes potentially harmful programs or malware that may generate .vol files for various purposes. Be especially cautious with .vol files coming from untrusted or unknown sources.

Can't open a .vol 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 an extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .vol file

To set the .vol file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. Under the Default apps section, you will find various categories such as Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate, such as Photos for image files or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the desired app is not listed, click on More apps to see additional options or click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps in the Store.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set .vol file association. Many applications can open .vol files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

The .vol file extension is often given incorrectly

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. Our goal in providing this list is to help users find the right information more easily and enhance their overall search experience on our website.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bol, col, dol, fol, ol, ovl, vil, vl, vll, vo, voi, vok, vom, vop, vpl

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .vol filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .vol:

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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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