Opening SFV files

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

What is a SFV file?

SFV stands for Simple File Verification. Files containing the .sfv extension are used for storing the checksum data of files, folders, or disks that are on the user's computer. The SFV files look for files that do not "add up" to the checksum data in the SFV file, such as files that are missing or corrupt.

File verification is commonly used when copying disks or downloading files from the Internet. The .sfv files can look to see if a file has been modified or if something is wrong with it, but it can not verify the authenticity of the file.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

Chief Content Editor and File Expert

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