SVD File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a SVD file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .SVD files.

What is a SVD file?

Files with the .svd extension are most commonly associated with 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 a SVD file containing the progress of the Word document.

The .svd file extension is also used for video CD files.

How to open SVD 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 SVD for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 9 different SVD openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension SVD

While we know of one file format using the .SVD 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 .SVD file.

Various viewers for this file format

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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TC3 Scope ViewTC3 Scope ViewUser submitted
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Translator FreeTranslator FreeUser submitted
jetVideojetVideoUser submitted
TwinCAT Scope2TwinCAT Scope2User submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SVD-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 SVD-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!