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Details of extension .csv

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

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .csv file?
  • Which program can create the .csv file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .csv format?
  • What can convert .csv files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .csv extension?
Comma-Separated Values .csv file icon

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
Program name: excel.exe
Mime-type: text/csv
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Comma-Delimited ASCII File
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Microsoft Excel Worksheet
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OpenDocument Spreadsheet
Tab-Separated Values

Other types of files may also use the .csv file extension. If you have helpful information about .csv extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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The .csv filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

sv (14), ccv (1), scv (1), dsv (1), cvs (1), csg (1), csd (1), csb (1), cev (1), vsv (1), ssv (1), fsv (1), cxv (1), cv (1), csf (1)

Can't open a .csv file?

If you want to open a .csv file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .csv association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.csv

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 from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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