What are SVD files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a SVD file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your SVD files.
What is a SVD file?
SVD files have multiple uses, and Microsoft Word Saved Document is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Microsoft Word Saved Document
Files with the .svd extension are most commonly associated with earlier versions of the Microsoft Word word processing application.
When a user is working on a document in Microsoft Word, the application automatically saves the document at set intervals. This prevents the user from losing all of the file progress in case of a system or application crash.
When the application performs this auto-save function, it creates an SVD file containing the progress of the Word document.
How to open SVD files
Important: Different programs may use files with the SVD file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your SVD file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested nine different SVD openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: January 17, 2023
All known file formats using extension .SVD
While Microsoft Word Saved Document is a popular type of SVD-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .SVD file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
CMSIS System View Description Format
We know that one SVD format is CMSIS System View Description Format. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Roland Fantom Audio
We know that one SVD format is Roland Fantom Audio. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Semi-Virtual Diskette Disk Image
We know that one SVD format is Semi-Virtual Diskette Disk Image. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of SVD files. Remember, different programs may use SVD files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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