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.csv File Extension

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File type: Comma Separated Values File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .csv. Files with the file extension .csv can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .csv files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .csv file?

Content stored in the CSV format refer to data files appended with the .csv extension, and these CSV files are also called comma separated values files. The "CSV" in a file affixed with the .csv extension stands for "Comma Separated Values" because the data in these CSV files are details divided by commas into particular sets of information. These pieces of data can be entered by users of spreadsheet and text editing applications integrated with support for the creation and modification of CSV documents. Separate database rows are represented by each line of text stored in a CSV file. These database rows are implemented with one or more data fields, and these are divided by commas. Microsoft Windows users can install spreadsheet and text editing applications developed by Microsoft for storing data that can later be used in database applications. One of these programs that can be used to create, open, view and edit the content of a CSV file is the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet application. There are also text editors and spreadsheet software that can be installed and used by Linux and Mac users to implement support for creating, opening, viewing and modifying the content of these CSV files.

how to open a .csv file?

Launch a .csv file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .csv file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .csv files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .csv file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .csv file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .csv file association errors

applications that open a .csv file

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is an office suite of desktop applications, servers and services, released by Microsoft on August 1, 1989 for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Originally, the first version of Microsoft Office contained Microsoft Word, a word processor and was previously considered the main program in Office; Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet program that originally competed with the dominant Lotus 1-2-3; and Microsoft PowerPoint, a popular presentation program for Windows and Mac.; a marketing term for a bundled set of applications. As years passed by, Office applications have grown significantly closer with shared features such as a common spell checker, Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) data integration and Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications scripting language. Microsoft also positions Office as a development platform for line-of-business software under the Office Business Applications brand. The current versions are Office 2010 for Windows, released on June 15, 2010; and Office 2011 for Mac OS X, released October 26, 2010.The new Office 2013 (version 15 of the Office suite) is reported to be released around December 2012.
Microsoft Works

Microsoft Works

Microsoft Works is incorporated package software that was developed by Microsoft. It is less expensive, smaller, and has fewer features than Microsoft Office or other office suites. Its central functionality includes a word processor, a spreadsheet and a database management system. Newer versions have a calendar application and a dictionary while older versions included a terminal emulator. Files with WPS extension is utilized for output files of the Microsoft Works word processing application. These files are classified as text documents that can be created, saved, viewed and edited using the Microsoft Works program. Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Publisher 2010, Planamesa NeoOffice, and OxygenOffice Professional are some of the applications that are able to open and view the content of these WPS files. The contents of these WPS files can also be exported to other compatible word document formats. This promotes convenience and efficient document presentation, group collaboration and sharing between users of different systems and word processing applications; however, WPS document cannot be applied with macros and other formatting options available in Microsoft Word; so Microsoft discontinued support and development of the Microsoft Works application with its version 9 and the release of Microsoft Word 2010.
Corel WordPerfect office X6

Corel WordPerfect office X6

Corel has developed this software for almost thirty years. This Office suite became popular to the people. And this software works on Microsoft operating systems such as Windows, Window 7, Windows Vista and Windows Xp (SP3). 466 MHz processor, 256 RAM and for the display 800 X 600 will be just fine to operate on this application. During installation, Internet connection may require to verify the serial numbers. It can support 60 different formats including the Microsoft Office Formats. It also supports multiple monitors to improve the productivity of the user. This packed application comes with learning resources that is built-in, so tutorials are very handy. It has a feature that will resize the text to fit the number of pages. The users can view the desired file without opening the file. It has 300 + templates, 175+ photos, 10,000 clipart images, and 900+ True Type fonts. This package has word processors, Spreadsheet program, presentations, Digital Notebook, document manager, training videos, Video editor, and eBook publisher.
Microsoft Notepad

Microsoft Notepad

Notepad is a basic text editor used to create plain documents. It is commonly used to view or edit text (.txt) files, and a simple tool for creating Web pages, and supports only the basic formatting in HTML documents. It also has a simple built-in logging function. Each time a file that initializes with .log is opened, the program inserts a text timestamp on the last line of the file. It accepts text from the Windows clipboard. This is helpful in stripping embedded font type and style codes from formatted text, such as when copying text from a Web page and pasting into an email message or other “What You See Is What You Get” text editor. The formatted text is temporarily pasted into Notepad, and then immediately copied again in stripped format to be pasted into the other program. Simple text editors like Notepad may be utilized to change text with markup, such as HTML. Early versions of Notepad offered only the most basic functions, such as finding text. Newer versions of Windows include an updated version of Notepad with a search and replace function (Ctrl + H), as well as Ctrl + F for search and similar keyboard shortcuts. It makes use of a built-in window class named edit. In older versions such as Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me and Windows 3.1, there is a 64k limit on the size of the file being edited, an operating system limit of the EDIT class.
Microsoft Excel 2010

Microsoft Excel 2010

Microsoft Excel 2010 is one of the many versions of spread sheet tools that were released by Microsoft. This program has built-in tools which includes the ones being used for visualization and analysis which helps its users highlight as well as track the data trends which are deemed important. This version allows its users to access their data even with just the use of a smartphone or a Web browser. The file that is being created using Microsoft Excel 2010 can be uploaded to the Web which will allow it to be accessible to your colleagues as well so that you can all work together on the file. It has the capability of allowing its users to visualize the summary of their data with the use of the built-in tiny charts that can actually fit inside the cell along with the user’s text data together with Sparklines.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .csv files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .csv. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.


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