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What are TSV files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a TSV 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 TSV files.

What is a TSV file?

TSV files have multiple uses, and Tab Separated Values is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Tab Separated Values File

TSV stands for Tab Separated Values. Files with the .tsv extension store information in data tables, with each column of data being separated by tabs. The TSV file format allows the data tables to be imported into most spreadsheet applications, allowing for the interchange of spreadsheets between different software applications. The TSV files are similar to CSV files, but tabs instead of commas separate the data.

How to open TSV files

We have identified five TSV openers that are compatible with this specific type of TSV file.

Programs that open Tab Separated Values files

Microsoft ExcelMicrosoft ExcelVerified
OpenOffice.org CalcOpenOffice.org CalcVerified
LibreOffice CalcLibreOffice CalcVerified

Last updated: July 31, 2023

All known file formats using extension .TSV

While Tab Separated Values File is a popular type of TSV-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .TSV file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Time Shift Video

We know that one TSV format is Time Shift Video. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
RIB AVA-SignRIB AVA-SignUser submitted
UntisUntisUser submitted
TransSolveTransSolveUser submitted
Ron's EditorRon's EditorUser submitted
AViCAD ProfessionalAViCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
ventasoft AVA-signventasoft AVA-signUser submitted
MasterClips MediaPaq BrowserMasterClips MediaPaq BrowserUser submitted
AntaeusAntaeusUser submitted

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