Files with ovr suffix can also be found encountered as old overlay files used in MS-DOS operating system.

There is one other file type using
the OVR file extension!

empty icon.ovr - The Overlay Maker data

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Software that open ovr file

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OVR file extension - Overlay file

What is ovr file? How to open ovr files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

ovr file icon: ovr filetype icon

The ovr file extension was also used for DOS overlay files.

When running in a 640K MS-DOS machine, all program code may not fit into available memory at the same time. To overcome this memory limitation, most large programs used overlays.

An overlay is a portion of the program code that shares memory for its code with other code modules. (part of program to be loaded when needed), program code for DOS.

This ovr file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open ovr file:

MS-DOS icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMS-DOS  Microsoft MS-DOS software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

MS-DOS (short for Microsoft Disk Operating System) is an operating system commercialized by Microsoft. It was the most commonly used member of the DOS family of operating systems and was the dominant operating system for computers during the 1980s

Help how to open:

These files were used in old MS-DOS environment only.

How to convert:

A conversion of any kind for this old file type is highly unlikely.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .ovr file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ovr file, edit ovr file, convert ovr file, view ovr file, play ovr file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with ovr file - Overlay file

Click on the software link for more information about MS-DOS. MS-DOS uses ovr file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft MS-DOS:

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