XLV is a file extension commonly associated with Excel Visual Basic Module files. Microsoft defined the Excel Visual Basic Module format standard. XLV files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. XLV file format, along with 139 other file formats, belongs to the Plugin Files category. Microsoft Excel supports XLV files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 3 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Excel software, but also about XLV and other supported file formats.
The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support XLV files. XLV files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening XLV files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with XLV files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
Problems with opening and working with XLV files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with XLV files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Microsoft Excel or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visual Studio. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support XLV files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft Excel website and download the installer.
If you already have Microsoft Excel installed on your systems and XLV 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 XLV files are not compatible with Microsoft Excel. The latest version of Microsoft Excel should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing Microsoft Excel (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open XLV files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
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 XLV file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the XLV is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. XLV file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If the XLV 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 XLV file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Excel Visual Basic Module file again.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open XLV files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Excel Visual Basic Module file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with XLV files affecting older versions of given software.
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