DCV File Extension

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DriveCrypt Encrypted Volume
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What is DCV file?

Full format name of files that use DCV extension is DriveCrypt Encrypted Volume. DriveCrypt Encrypted Volume specification was created by SecurStar. DCV files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with DCV extension are categorized as Encoded&Encrypted Files files. The Encoded&Encrypted Files subset comprises 122 various file formats. The most popular software that supports DCV files is DRIVECRYPT. DRIVECRYPT software was developed by SecurStar, and on its official website you may find more information about DCV files or the DRIVECRYPT software program.

Programs which support DCV file extension

Programs that can handle DCV files are as follows. DCV files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DCV file

Windows Windows

How to open file with DCV extension?

Problems with accessing DCV may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to DriveCrypt Encrypted Volume files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DCV files.

Step 1. Get the DRIVECRYPT

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DCV files is that no program that can handle DCV files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download DRIVECRYPT and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading DRIVECRYPT installed is by going to developer’s website (SecurStar) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update DRIVECRYPT to the latest version

If you already have DRIVECRYPT installed on your systems and DCV files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that DRIVECRYPT cannot handle files with DCV may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using DRIVECRYPT.

Step 3. Assign DRIVECRYPT to DCV files

After installing DRIVECRYPT (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DCV files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the DCV file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where DRIVECRYPT is installed, check the Always use this app to open DCV files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DCV extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with DCV extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the DCV file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DCV file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the DCV in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the DCV is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the DCV file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the DCV file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with DCV extension is complete and error-free

If the DCV file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the DCV file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the DriveCrypt Encrypted Volume file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open DRIVECRYPT

If the systems has insufficient resources to open DCV files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with DriveCrypt Encrypted Volume file. It may be the case that the DCV files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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