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MSV File Extension

Memory Stick Voice Format
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What is MSV file?

Full format name of files that use MSV extension is Memory Stick Voice Format. Memory Stick Voice Format format was developed by Sony. MSV file format is compatible with software that can be installed on system platform. MSV file belongs to the Audio Files category just like 771 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Sony Digital Voice Player software for managing MSV files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support MSV file extension

Files with MSV extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support MSV file

How to open file with MSV extension?

Being unable to open files with MSV extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Memory Stick Voice Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Sony Digital Voice Player software

Install software to open MSV file Problems with opening and working with MSV files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with MSV files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Sony Digital Voice Player or different compatible program, such as Windows Media Player. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Sony Digital Voice Player installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Sony Digital Voice Player and update if needed

Update software that support file extension MSVYou still cannot access MSV files although Sony Digital Voice Player is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Sony Digital Voice Player cannot handle files with MSV 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 Sony Digital Voice Player.

Step 3. Associate Memory Stick Voice Format files with Sony Digital Voice Player

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

Associate software with MSV file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the MSV file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Sony Digital Voice Player is installed, check the Always use this app to open MSV files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with MSV file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the MSV file and 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....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with MSV extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the MSV for errors

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 MSV file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check MSV file for viruses
1. The MSV may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the MSV is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. MSV file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the MSV 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 MSV 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. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Sony Digital Voice Player

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support MSV files. Close all running programs and try opening the MSV file.

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 Memory Stick Voice Format file. It may be the case that the MSV files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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