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SVG file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.svg - Scalable Vector Graphic

The SVG graphic files are related to Adobe Illustrator. The SVG file is a Scalable Vector Graphic. SVG is a language for describing two-dimensional graphics and graphical applications in XML.

Adobe Illustrator
Graphic files
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Scalable Vector Graphic related extensions:
Elphel Project JP4 File
Altamira Composer Image
Sinclair QL 8 Colors Screen
TikZ Graphic Data
Xaos Tools Bitmap Image
Corel Photo-Paint Image

.svg - Active Backup Expert project

The SVG project files are related to Active Backup Expert. The SVG file is an Active Backup Expert Project. Active Backup Expert is a backup tool for Microsoft Windows. The Active Backup Expert seems to be no longer supported.

Active Backup Expert
Project files
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Active Backup Expert project related extensions:
ObjectJ Project
Quick Devis Project
LiVES Project
ARM Project Manager Project
Magics Project
MAXQDA 2007 Project

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

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

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

cvg, evg, qvg, sbg, scg, sdg, sfg, sg, sgg, sgv, sv, svb, svf, svh, svn

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

SystemVerilog Include File
Calamus Vector Graphic
Grace Document
StatView ViewSet File
AGPS-Shape Pro Data Point
.sdg Configuration File

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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