TVL File Extension

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TurboTax Format
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What is TVL file?

TVL is a file extension commonly associated with TurboTax Format files. Files with TVL extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with TVL extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 495 various file formats. TurboTax supports TVL files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Intuit Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theTurboTax software, but also about TVL and other supported file formats.

Programs which support TVL file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with TVL files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with TVL 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 TVL file

Windows Windows

How to open file with TVL extension?

Being unable to open files with TVL extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to TurboTax 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. Install TurboTax software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening TVL files is that no program that can handle TVL files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install TurboTax. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading TurboTax installed is by going to developer’s website (Intuit Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update TurboTax to the latest version

You still cannot access TVL files although TurboTax 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. This can be one of the causes why TVL files are not compatible with TurboTax. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using TurboTax.

Step 3. Associate TurboTax Format files with TurboTax

If you have the latest version of TurboTax installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage TVL on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the TVL with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the TurboTax installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open TVL files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the TVL file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select TurboTax and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with TVL extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the TVL is not faulty

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

1. Check the TVL file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the TVL file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. TVL file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the TVL 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. If the TVL file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the TurboTax Format file again.

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

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with TurboTax Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the TVL files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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