CVDSYM file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cvdsym - Canvas X Draw Symbol Data

The CVDSYM data files are related to Canvas. The CVDSYM file is a Canvas X Draw Symbol Data. Canvas is a photo and graphics editor, print and web publishing tool.

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Canvas X Draw Symbol Data related extensions:
Canvas Duotone Data
Canvas Image Levels Data
Canvas Duotone Curve Data
Canvas Drawing Backup
Canvas X Drawing
Canvas X Drawing Template

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

Can't open a .cvdsym 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.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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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