Files that contain the SFV extension are associated with a variety of different programs and applications which include Easy SFV Creator, SFVManager, fsum SFV Checksum, QuickSFV, hkSFV, and Tera Copy SFV. SFV stands for Simple File Verification and is typically used to ensure a download file is undamaged.
SFV files are usually deployed as a CRC checkfile. CRC stands for Cyclical Redundancy Checking, a method used for transmitting digital files accurately using an error checking process. SFV files commonly accompany a compressive archive file type and can be opened to check the file archive for damage or corruption.
How to Open SFV Files
Since SFV files have multiple associations, you should try double clicking on the file to see if it automatically opens in a default program.
If the SFV file is related to Easy SFV Creator, the file will contain a data catalog of file names along with the file CRC checksum. This SFV type originates from the Easy SFV Creator program, which is compatible with the Windows operating system. The application can be used to create and manage SFV files and will also open an existing SFV file to allow you to view the contents.
An SFV file associated with SFV Manager can be opened using the SFV Manager utility, which checks and manages SFV files. SFV Manager is an open source multiplatform application available as a free download for opening and viewing SFV files.
If the SFV file originates from fsum SFV, you can use the FSUM program by SlavaSoft to open it. SlavaSoft FSUM is a command line utility that verifies the integrity of a compressed archive file. It is a cross platform program available as a free download from the SlavaSoft website.
SFV files created by QuickSFV can be opened with the Quick SFV program, which is another file verification utility available as a free download from the CNET website. Quick SFV works with the Windows and Linux operating systems.
If you use Mac OS X, you can open SFV files with SuperSFV, which is designed to verify SFV files using the Mac operating system. MacSFV and checksum+ will also verify and open SFV files.
Other open source programs that will open SFV files include hkSFV and Tera Copy SFV. Both of these file verification utility programs are compatible with the Windows operating system.
You can also convert SFV files to another format such as SRT or ISO using a file conversion application or an online file conversion website. There are a variety of SFV file conversion programs available as a free download from the CNET or Softpedia website. Online websites such as Zamzar will also perform free conversion for you. Simply log onto the website, browse for the SFV file, choose the new format, enter your email address, and then click on Convert. Within minutes you will receive the new file in your email inbox.