SFV File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open a SFV file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle 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.
How to open SFV 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 SFV for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different SFV openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension SFV
While we know of one file format using the .SFV 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 .SFV file.
Various viewers for this file format
These apps are known to open certain types of SFV files. Remember, different programs may use SFV files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.