CSV file format description

Many people often share .csv files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .csv files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .csv files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .csv files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .csv file format.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.csv - Comma-Separated Values Data

The CSV document files are related to Microsoft Excel. The CSV file is a Comma-Separated Values Data. 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.

Microsoft Excel
Document files
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Comma-Separated Values Data related extensions:
Sweater Wizard Document
Apex Sketch v2 Document
Compressed RTF Document
Nero Cover Designer Document
LTspice Bipolar Design
HighEdit Document

.csv - The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Hint Data

The CSV game data files are related to The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition. The CSV file is a The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Hint Data. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is a completely re-imagined version of the classic game.

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
Game Data files
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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Hint Data related extensions:
Motocross Madness 2 Track Data
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire Saved Game
Starpoint Gemini 2 Junkyard Data
ChessBase Database
Galactic Conquest Saved Game
Goat Simulator Map

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!

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. By providing this list, we aim to assist users in finding the correct information more easily and improving their overall search experience on our site.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ccv, cev, cs, csb, csc, csd, csf, csg, cv, cvs, cxv, dsv, fsv, scv, ssv

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .csv filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .csv:

ScanVec CASmate Sign
ClearSilver Template File
CHI Storage Designer Document
Custody X Change Data
DeSmuME Saved State
Ovation Pro C Script

Operating systems

At DataTypes.net, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by DataTypes.net:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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