What Is a DVT File?

Find Out What a DVT File Is and How to Open It

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Did you find a DVT file on your computer and wonder what program should open it? Maybe someone emailed you a DVT file but you're not sure how to use it. Perhaps you tried to open the DVT file but Windows told you that it could not open it.

Before you can open a DVT file (assuming it's even a file format that's intended to be viewed or edited), you'll need to determine what kind of file the .DVT file extension refers to.

What Is a DVT File?

A DVT file is a file with the .dvt file extension, which stands for a DepoView Digital Video Transcript file.

Other types of files may also use the DVT file extension. If you know of any additional file formats that use the .DVT extension, please let me know so I can update this information.

How To Open a DVT File

The easiest way to open a DVT file is to double-click on it and let your PC decide which default application should open the file. If no program opens the DVT file then you probably don't have an application installed that can view and/or edit DVT files.

Warning: Take great care when opening executable file formats received via email or downloaded from websites you're not familiar with. See my List of Executable File Extensions for a listing of file extensions to avoid and why.

DVT files can be opened with inData DepoView.

Tip: Use Notepad or another text editor to open the DVT file.

Many files are text-only files meaning no matter the file extension, a text editor may be able to properly display the file's contents. This may or may not be the case with DVT files but it's worth a try.

If you find that an application on your PC does try to open the DVT file but it's the wrong application or if you would rather have another installed program open DVT files, see my How To Change the Default Program for a Specific File Extension guide for making that change in Windows.

How To Convert a DVT File:

There are two main ways to attempt to convert a DVT file to another file type:

The first option involving opening the DVT file in its native program is preferable because it's both easier and will probably result in a more accurate file conversion. Of course, if you don't have a program that opens DVT files, a third-party file conversion tool (the second option) could be very useful.

Important: You cannot usually change a file extension (like the DVT file extension) to one that your computer recognizes and expect the newly renamed file to be usable. An actual file format conversion using one of the methods described above must take place in most cases.

Still Having Problems Opening or Using a DVT File?

See Get More Help for information about contacting me on social networks or via email, posting on tech support forums, and more. Let me know what kinds of problems you're having with opening or using the DVT file and I'll see what I can do to help.

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