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.DRV File Extension

File TypeDevice Driver

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CategorySystem Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a DRV file?

A DRV file is a driver file used by Windows operating systems to connect and communicate with hardware devices (both external and internal). It contains commands and parameters for how a device and the operating system communicate together. DRV files are also used to install a device driver on a computer.

More Information

Do not open an unknown DRV file since they have been known to contain viruses.

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Programs that open DRV files
Microsoft Windows
Updated 8/24/2016

.DRV Extension Information

This page contains information about the file extension DRV and its known file associations. Our goal is to help you understand what a *.drv file is and how to open it.

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