How to open CBV files

Did your computer fail to open a CBV file? We explain what CBV files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a CBV file?

The CBV file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the CBV file type for different types of data.

We are aware of 1 different use of the CBV extension, which you can read more about below.

ChessBase Archive file

Through our analysis of CBV files, we know that one use of the format is ChessBase Archive file. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Software that will open, convert or fix CBV files

These apps are known to open certain types of CBV files. Since many different programs may use CBV files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific CBV file.

ChessBaseChessBaseUser submitted
ChessBase LightChessBase LightUser submitted
ChessBase ReaderChessBase ReaderUser submitted
We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with CBV-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with CBV-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!