An adv file extension is related to the Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter and used for its data files.

There are 4 other file types using
the ADV file extension!

empty icon.adv - Gravis Ultrasound virtual device driver file

empty icon.adv - Dune audio driver

empty icon.adv - Ableton Live device preset

empty icon.adv - The Witcher game data

ADV file extension - Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter data

What is adv file? How to open adv files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The adv file extension is associated with the Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter a device used for measurements of rapid small scale changes in 3D velocity developed by Nortek.

The adv file contains data captured by ADV device.

This adv file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open adv file:

WinADV picture or screenshot

WinADV  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Hydraulic Investigations and Laboratory Services Group

WinADV is a Windows-based viewing and post-processing utility for ADV files.

Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to work with *.adv files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .adv file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open adv file, edit adv file, convert adv file, view adv file, play adv file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

adv file viewer - programs that view adv file - Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter data

Programs supporting the exension adv on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about WinADV for view adv file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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