.DSV File Extension

File Type 1

DeSmuME Save File

Developer DeSmuME
Popularity
4.3  |  15 Votes
Category Game Files
Format N/A

What is a DSV file?

Saved game created with DeSmuME, a Nintendo DS emulator; saves game progress at a specific point within the game so it can be resumed at a later time; saved by the emulator, meaning the save file can be created at any time, not just at the save points within each game.

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NOTE: Changing the file extension from ".dsv" to ".sav" may allow a DSV file to be opened by other Nintendo DS emulators.

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Programs that open DSV files

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Updated September 16, 2015
File Type 2

DAZ Studio UV Mapping File

Developer DAZ Productions
Popularity
4.0  |  3 Votes
Category 3D Image Files
Format N/A

What is a DSV file?

File created by DAZ Studio, a 3D character modeling application; contains UV map data for objects in the scene; referenced by the .DAZ 3D scene file and used with .DSO and .DSD files to comprise the scene.

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NOTE: UV mapping is the process by which textures, or 2D graphics, are projected onto 3D surfaces. This process is used when applying graphics to skeletal meshes so that figures take on the appearance of a painted solid surface.

Programs that open or reference DSV files

Updated February 28, 2012
File Type 3

Delimiter-Separated Values File

Developer N/A
Popularity
1.0  |  1 Vote
Category Data Files
Format Text

What is a DSV file?

A DSV file is a delimiter-separated values file, which contains a plain text data set divided into "columns" and "rows." Columns are defined using a comma, tab, semi-colon, or other delimiting special character. Rows are defined using newlines. DSV files are more commonly saved as .CSV (Comma-Separated Values) or .TSV (Tab-Separated Values) files.

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Screenshot of a .dsv file in Apple TextEdit
DSV file open in Apple TextEdit

DSV files are useful for saving large, tabular data sets in a plain text format. Any user can open a DSV file in a text editor to view the data set it contains. More commonly, users import DSV files into spreadsheet and statistic programs, to view the data they contain in a more intelligible format.

The first line in a DSV file typically defines the data included in each of the data set's columns. For example, the first line of a DSV file might read "Date","Vendor","Amount Paid". The next line (and following lines) typically list values associated with those columns, such as "October 29 2012","FileInfo.com","$5,125".

Unlike CSV and TSV files, which respectively always contain comma-separated and tab-separated values, DSV files can contain data separated by any sort of special character. Some common examples include colons (:), semi-colons (;), and pipes (|). However, most DSV files use commas or tabs as their delimiting character.

How to open a DSV file

You can open a DSV file and view the text it contains in any text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad (Windows) or Apple TextEdit (Mac).

If your DSV file contains comma-separated values or tab-separated values, you can also open it in Microsoft Excel (multiplatform), Apple Numbers (Mac), LibreOffice Calc (multiplatform), and other spreadsheet programs. To do so, you must change the file's extension from .dsv to .csv or .tsv. Then, you can open the file as you would any CSV or TSV file.

Programs that open DSV files

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Updated July 14, 2022

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