SPV File Extension

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SPSS Output Document
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What is SPV file?

A .SPV file is a proprietary data file that is an output file associated with the Statistical Package the Social Sciences (SPSS) application developed by IBM. The SPSS application is a predictive analysis program used by social scientists. The SPV file generated by running the programs within the SPSS application contains charts, tables, reports, and other visualization data. The SPV file can be opened using SPSS version 16 and later. The file is not backward compatible with the previous versions of SPSS. 

Programs which support SPV file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open SPV files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with SPV suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support SPV file

Windows Windows
Linux Linux

Updated: 03/31/2020

How to open file with SPV extension?

Problems with accessing SPV may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to SPSS Output Document 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 SPSS

Problems with opening and working with SPV files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with SPV files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the SPSS developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support SPV files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download SPSS installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit IBM website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of SPSS

If you already have SPSS installed on your systems and SPV files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why SPV files are not compatible with SPSS. The most recent version of SPSS is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open SPV files to SPSS

If you have the latest version of SPSS installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage SPV on your device. 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 SPV file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the SPSS installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open SPV files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with SPV 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....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with SPV extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the SPV for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the SPV file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

Should it happed that the SPV is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the SPV file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the SPV file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

Did you receive the SPV file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with SPV extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the SPSS Output Document file again.

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

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with SPV extension. In this case close the other applications.

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 SPSS Output Document files. It may be the case that the SPV files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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