CVA File Type

- The quick facts

What are CVA files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CVA 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 CVA file?

CVA files have multiple uses, and Canvas Macro is one of them.

Canvas Macro 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 CVA files

We have identified one CVA opener that is compatible with this specific type of CVA file.

Programs that open Canvas Macro files

Canvas XCanvas XVerified

Last updated: June 19, 2022

All known file formats using extension .CVA

While Canvas Macro File is a popular type of CVA-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .CVA extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

HP System Software Manager Update Package

Files that contain the .cva file extension are most commonly associated with the HP Systems Software Manager. CVA files are a part of SoftPaq update packages distributed by HP.

Each SoftPaq update package contains a setup executable file, a CVA file, and the deliverable files. The CVA file that is included in these packages contains the name of the software update, the update version and a single command that executes the update on the user's PC.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 4 different CVA openers which you will find listed below.

More file formats using the CVA extension

Through our research of CVA files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Compaq Diagnostics

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CVA files. Remember, different programs may use CVA 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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