CBV File Type

- The quick facts

What are CBV files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CBV file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a CBV file?

A .CBV file is a ChessBase Archive file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open CBV files

Important: Different programs may use files with the CBV file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your CBV file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different CBV openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: September 22, 2017

Suggest another file format using extension CBV

While we know of one file format using the .CBV file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .CBV file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CBV files. Remember, different programs may use CBV files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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ChessBase LightChessBase LightUser submitted
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