HIV file format description
Many people share .hiv files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .hiv file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .hiv files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.hiv - Windows Registry Hive
HIV file is a Windows Registry Hive. A registry hive is a group of keys, subkeys, and values in the registry that has a set of supporting files that contain backups of its data.
- .hiv file format description:
- HIV format
- Microsoft Windows
- Other files
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- Windows Registry Hive related links:
- Windows Registry Hive related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .hiv file extension. Even harmful programs can create .hiv files. Be especially cautious with .hiv files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .hiv 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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .hiv file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
hi, miv, hv, hlv, hig, hid, hib, niv, iv, huv, hkv, hif, hic
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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