SFV File Type- The quick facts
What are SFV files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a SFV 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 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
Important: Different programs may use files with the SFV file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your SFV file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different SFV openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: January 5, 2022
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 apps that use files with this extension
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.