Files with inv file extension are mostly related to the Microsoft Windows Update service.

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

empty icon.inv - Minecraft INVedit data

empty icon.inv - dnaLIMS invoice file

empty icon.inv - Lineage inventory file

inv icon.inv - Medlin Payroll Software current year checks and invoices file

empty icon.inv - Rainbow Six Rogue Spear inventory file

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INV file - Microsoft Windows Update data

What is inv file? How to open inv files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

inv file icon: inv filetype icon

The inv file extension was used in earlier versions of Microsoft Windows Update in the past.

It was replaced with the plt file extension in later versions of Windows Update.

This inv 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.

Updated: February 12, 2018

The default software associated to inv file type:

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 Windows 10.

Help how to open:

Windows Update services used this files before the format was changed to PLT format.

How to convert:

This particular file type is not meant to be converted to anything else.

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

  • Others inv file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with inv file - Microsoft Windows Update data

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows uses inv 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:

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