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CSV file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.csv - 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.

.csv file format description:
CSV format
Microsoft Excel
Document files
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Comma-Separated Values related links:
Comma-Separated Values related extensions:
Comma-Delimited ASCII File
Data Interchange Format
Tab-Separated Values
Microsoft Office XML Data Source
Microsoft Works Spreadsheet
Microsoft Excel VBA Add-in

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

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 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 .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, sv, scv, dsv, cv, csf, csc, cs, vsv, ssv, fsv, cvs, csg, csd, csb

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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