HIV File Extension

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Windows Registry Hive Format
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What is HIV file?

HIV filename suffix is mostly used for Windows Registry Hive Format files. Windows Registry Hive Format specification was created by Microsoft. HIV files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. HIV file format, along with 306 other file formats, belongs to the System Files category. The most popular program for handling HIV files is Microsoft Reg, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support HIV file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support HIV files. HIV files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support HIV file

How to open file with HIV extension?

Being unable to open files with HIV extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Windows Registry Hive Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Reg

Install software to open HIV file Problems with opening and working with HIV files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with HIV files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Reg or one of the recommended programs (for example, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support HIV files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Microsoft Reg installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Reg and update if needed

Update software that support file extension HIVIf the problems with opening HIV files still occur even after installing Microsoft Reg, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Reg is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Microsoft Reg installed, it may not support HIV format. The latest version of Microsoft Reg should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Reg to HIV files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate HIV files with latest version of Microsoft Reg you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with HIV file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the HIV file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Reg is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open HIV files and clicking OK.
Associate software with HIV file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected HIV file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • 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 HIV extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the HIV is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper HIV file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check HIV file for viruses
1. Check the HIV file for viruses or malware

If the HIV is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. HIV file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the HIV 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. When downloading the file with HIV extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

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 Windows Registry Hive Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Reg

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Windows Registry Hive Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with HIV files affecting older versions of given software.

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