CVA File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a CVA file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CVA files.

What is a CVA file?

Files that contain the .cva file extension are most commonly associated with the HP Systems Software Manager.

CVA files are a part of the SoftPaq update packages that are 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.

The Canvas software application has also been known to use the .cva file suffix. These CVA files contain sequence set files that are used by the Canvas program.

How to open CVA files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension CVA for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 5 different CVA openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension CVA

While we know of one file format using the .CVA 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 .CVA file.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

CanvasCanvasUser submitted
Canvas XCanvas XUser submitted
Pro/DESKTOPPro/DESKTOPUser submitted
ReviewPlayer ModuleReviewPlayer ModuleUser submitted
Cisco Multi-Pane Video Surveillance ClientCisco Multi-Pane Video Surveillance ClientUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CVA-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with CVA-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!