DRV File

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?

DRV files have multiple uses, and Windows Device Driver is one of them. Read more about the others further down the page.

Windows Device Driver

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 usually 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.

Not all DRV files are Windows device drivers, though. You will find a range of other uses below. If you are unsure which type of DRV file you have, you can analyze it with our File Analyzer.

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: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the DRV extension

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

  • 3D Construction Kit Video Driver
  • CT-VOICE Driver
  • Dr. Solomon's Antivirus Message File
  • Impulse Tracker Advanced Sound Driver
  • Javelin Screen Driver
  • Klasik Screen Saver
  • Meridian Driver
  • SciTech Software UniVBE Driver
  • Telepaint Printer Driver
  • UCDOS Display Driver
  • Vektor Grafix Video Driver
  • XTreeGold Graphics Driver
  • ZX Spectrum Next Driver

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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