TSV file format description

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

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.tsv - Tab-Separated Values Data

The TSV document files are related to Microsoft Excel. The TSV file is a Tab-Separated Values Data. It is very simple textual data format which allows tabular data to be exhanged between applications that use different internal data formats.

Microsoft Excel
Document files
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Tab-Separated Values Data related extensions:
OpenText Content Sealed Format Document
FREE!ship Ship Model
Microsoft Money Data
OpenInventor 3D Data
DoubleCAD Document
BYP Layout Document

.tsv - Topcon TopSURV v6 Job

The TSV data files are related to Topcon TopSURV. The TSV file is a Topcon TopSURV v6 Job. Topcon TopSURV is a modular integrated field controller package with total station data logging, solo survey total station control, and controller software for Topcon GPS systems.

Topcon TopSURV
Data files
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Topcon TopSURV v6 Job related extensions:
Olympus LEXT Measurement Export Data
Corel WordPerfect Converter Temporary Data
A2B Player Purchase Data
EMail Detective Binary Data Fragment
Getright Download List
Microsoft Word Backup Data

.tsv - NanoDrop Legacy Data

The TSV data files are related to NanoDrop Operating Software. The TSV file is a NanoDrop Legacy Data. The NanoDrop Spectrophotometer is a full spectrum spectrophotometer for measuring the absorbance of DNA, RNA, proteins, and other biomolecules.

NanoDrop Operating Software
Data files
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NanoDrop Legacy Data related extensions:
Real-time PCR Data Markup Language Data
CASSY Lab Data
Gnome Desktop Data
Adobe After Effects Output Module
ArchiveOne CMSG Data

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

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

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

fsv, gsv, hsv, rsv, stv, sv, tcv, ts, tsb, tsc, tsd, tsf, tsg, tv, tvs

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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