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CSV file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .csv file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .csv file?
  • What program do I need to open a .csv file?
  • How can the .csv file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .csv files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Comma-Separated Values

The comma-separated values (CSV) file format is a tabular data format that has fields separated by the comma character and quoted by the double quote character.
Category: Document files
Application: Microsoft Excel
Mime-type: text/csv
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
CSV aliases:
CSV related links:
CSV related extensions:
Comma-Delimited ASCII File

Data Interchange Format

Microsoft Works Spreadsheet

Quattro Pro Spreadsheet

Microsoft Excel XLS Backup

Microsoft Excel Worksheet

Lotus 123 Spreadsheet

OpenDocument Spreadsheet

Tab-Separated Values

OpenDocument Chart

Other types of files may also use the .csv file extension.

🔄 .csv converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .csv files to other formats:

XnView, OpenOffice.org

For example, using the softwares above, a .csv file can be converted into one of the following formats:

bmp, cgm, dxf, emf, eps, gif, jpg, pcd, pct, pcx, pgm, pict, png, ppm, pps

🚫 The .csv file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

ccv, vsv, ssv, fsv, cxv, cv, csf, csc, cs, sv, scv, dsv, cvs, csg, csd

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

SAP Business Objects Crystal Vision Report
Microsoft CodeView Data
Casio WK-3000 User Scale Memory
Continuously Variable Slope Delta Modulation Audio
18 Wheels of Steel CSC Data
FreeSWITCH Video File
Visual C# .NET Class
DR-97 Digital Recorder SP Audio
Adobe InDesign Color Settings
STK Calculation Scalar File

🔴 Can't open a .csv 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 cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .csv file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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