How to open SFV files
In the following simple solution, I cover how to open files with an .sfv extension. SFV stands for Simple File Verification and is commonly used as a CRC hash checkfile to ensure that a download has not become corrupt or damaged. There may be times when you stumble upon an archive (.ZIP, .RAR, .ACE files) downloaded from the internet that comes bundled with a file that has an extension of .sfv. Hence, it is good to know how to open and use this file to check the archive for corruption.
How to open an .sfv file:
There are a few nice software applications available that can open an SFV file and run a check on the downloaded archive. However, the one that I typically use is called QuickSFV and is entirely free to use.
- Download QuickSFV to your computer, then launch the executable and proceed to install QuickSFV
- Once your reach the File Associations section, make sure to check the SFV box as pictured below:
- If all goes well, you should now be able to open any SFV files that may have come bundled with your downloaded archives and check the archive for corruption. Simply browse to and double click the .sfv file to open it with QuickSFV.