SHV File

What are SHV files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SHV 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 SHV file?

A .SHV file is a Viking Embroidery file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open SHV files

Important: Different programs may use files with the SHV file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your SHV 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 SHV openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: September 13, 2013

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of SHV files. Remember, different programs may use SHV files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

EmbirdEmbirdUser submitted
MyEditor ApplicationMyEditor ApplicationUser submitted
SewWhat-Pro ApplicationSewWhat-Pro ApplicationUser submitted
Wings xpWings xpUser submitted
Embird PlusEmbird PlusUser submitted
Tajima DG/ML by PulseTajima DG/ML by PulseUser submitted
6DEmbroidery6DEmbroideryUser submitted
3D Organizer Application3D Organizer ApplicationUser submitted
WingsXP ApplicationWingsXP ApplicationUser submitted
5DEmbroidery5DEmbroideryUser submitted

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