CEV file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cev - SEL Compressed Event Report

The CEV data files are related to SEL synchroWAVe Event. The CEV file is a SEL Compressed Event Report. Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) is a research-driven company that serves electric power utilities and industries worldwide.

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

Can't open a .cev 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 .cev file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

cdv, ce, ceb, cec, ced, cef, ceg, cfv, crv, csv, cv, dev, ecv, ev, fev

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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Operating systems

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