Files with cnv extension may also be found as some old conversion libraries for some earlier versions of Microsoft Word.

There are 5 other file types using
the CNV file extension!

cnv icon.cnv - Corel WordPerfect temporary file

empty icon.cnv - WS_FTP Pro upload conversion data

empty icon.cnv - FARSITE optional conversion file

empty icon.cnv - Canvas drawing

empty icon.cnv - IBM DB2 conversion file

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CNV file - Microsoft Word text conversion file

What is cnv file? How to open cnv files?

The CNV file extension is associated with Microsoft Word, a powerful authoring program that gives you the ability to create and share documents by combining a comprehensive set of writing tools with the easy-to-use Microsoft Office Fluent user interface, which is part of Microsoft Office.

The *.cnv files were used by various Microsoft Word editions for text conversion files. The .cnv file is basically a DLL dynamic link library used for importing or converting other file formats.

The default software associated to cnv file type:

Microsoft Word icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Word  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A popular word processor that started with Word for MS-DOS in 1983 and for year is now a core application of Microsoft Office suite. Microsoft Word offers powerful word processing and text editor features that allow users to easy create high quality documents.

Almost every, if not every, computer user knows .doc and .docx Word documents.

Microsoft Office icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Office  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office is popular productivity suite for Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Office contains a set of applications and services used to work with documents (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), presentations (Microsoft Powerpoint), databases (Microsoft Access) etc..

Microsoft Office can be also used to manage e-mail accounts, tasks, calendars and contacts (Microsoft Outlook). Microsoft Office for Windows is distributed in four editions for Home, Academic and corporate sector.

Help how to open:

These files are not meant to be opened directly, they act as a dynamic library for document conversion purposes.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .cnv file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Related links:

Additional text converters and image filters are available in the Microsoft Office File Converter Pack

Converter Packs for Office XP, Office 2000, and Office 97 are superseded by the Office 2003 Converter Pack

List of recommended software applications associated to the .cnv 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 cnv file, edit cnv file, convert cnv file, view cnv file, play cnv file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with cnv file - Microsoft Word text conversion file

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Word. Microsoft Word uses cnv file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with cnv file by default:
Microsoft Word small icon Microsoft Word
Microsoft Office small icon Microsoft Office

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