What is a .MOOV File And How To Open It – Apple (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .moov extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .moov file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .MOOV file?

The file extension .MOOV stands for Apple QuickTime Movie. The developer of this file extension is Apple. The format of this video related file is binary.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .moov file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .MOOV file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .MOOV file on various operating systems.

How to open a .MOOV file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .moov file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple QuickTime Player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MOOV file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple QuickTime Player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MOOV file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .moov file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple QuickTime Player and Roxio Popcorn software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MOOV file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Apple QuickTime Player software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .MOOV file?

If you cannot open the .MOOV file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .MOOV file.mos – Leaf Imaging, .mosaic – Frank M. Midgley, .mot – NewTek, .moti – Apple, .motn – Apple. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .MOOV file with the Apple QuickTime Player program on Windows and Apple QuickTime Player, Roxio Popcorn programs on Mac.