DRV File Type

- The quick facts

What are DRV files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DRV 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 DRV file?

Files that contain the .drv file extension are driver files that are used by the Windows operating system. These files define the parameters that dictate how a device communicates with the user's operating system.

DRV files are commonly used to install device drivers onto a user's computer. Device drivers normally communicate with an external computer device via the computer bus or communications subsystem.

Common devices that use the .drv file extension include sound cards, graphic cards, network adapters, printers, storage devices and other computer hardware accessories.

DRV files are commonly packaged as dynamic link libraries (or DLL files) or EXE files.

How to open DRV files

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different DRV openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: July 13, 2020

Suggest another file format using extension DRV

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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