Files with drv file extension are commonly found as device drives, especially in older versions of Windows operating system. Used for system purposes.

There are 2 other file types using
the DRV file extension!

empty icon.drv - Traverse PC Desktop drawing file

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DRV file extension - Microsoft Windows device driver

What is drv file? How to open drv files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

Dangerous and malicious file type icon Dangerous and malicious file type

drv file icon: drv filetype icon

The drv file extension is traditionally used for for device drivers in Windows environment. A device driver, or software driver is a computer program allowing higher-level computer programs to interact with a device.

A driver typically communicates with the device through the computer bus or communications subsystem to which the hardware is connected. When a calling program invokes a routine in the driver, the driver issues commands to the device. Once the device sends data back to the driver, the driver may invoke routines in the original calling program. Drivers are hardware-dependent and operating-system-specific. They usually provide the interrupt handling required for any necessary asynchronous time-dependent hardware interface.

The default software associated to open drv file:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS. MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Microsoft Windows 11.

Help how to open:

These files are not meant to be opened and edited by users.

How to convert:

You cannot convert drivers to anything else, they are good as they are.

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

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with drv file - Microsoft Windows device driver

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows uses drv 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.).

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