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.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
PowerISOPowerISOUser submitted
TeraCopyTeraCopyUser submitted
QuickParQuickParUser submitted
DAEMON Tools LiteDAEMON Tools LiteUser submitted
hkSFVhkSFVUser submitted
hkSFV ApplicationhkSFV ApplicationUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SFV-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 SFV-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!