CBV file format description

Many people share .cbv files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .cbv file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .cbv files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cbv - ChessBase Archived Database

The CBV game data files are related to ChessBase. The CBV file is a ChessBase Archived Database. ChessBase is a personal, stand-alone chess database. CBV is used to store all of the database components in a single, compressed file.

Game Data files
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ChessBase Archived Database related extensions:
ChessBase Annotations
ChessBase Search Booster
ChessBase Commentators Index
ChessBase Hash File of Doubles Data
ChessBase Team Index
ChessBase Old Game Database

Naturally, other applications may also use the .cbv file extension. Even harmful programs can create .cbv files. Be especially cautious with .cbv files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .cbv 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 can't open this file:


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

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .cbv file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

bv, cb, cbb, cbc, cbd, cbf, cbg, cfv, cgv, chv, cnv, cv, cvb, dbv, fbv

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

ChessBase Search Booster
CFView Data
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