What is a .CTV File And How To Open It – Swiss Academic Software (Easy Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .ctv extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .ctv file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .CTV file?

The file extension .CTV is from Citavi Project.This file extension belongs to the developer Swiss Academic Software. This data related file is in binary format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .ctv file on 1 platform.

How to open a .CTV file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .CTV file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .CTV file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .ctv file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Swiss Academic Citavi software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Swiss Academic Citavi.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CTV file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Swiss Academic Citavi software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .CTV file?

If you are still unable to open the .CTV file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .CTV file.ctv3 – Swiss Academic Software, .ctx – Microsoft, .ctx – Valve, .ctx – giuspen, .ctxt – University of Kent. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .CTV file with the Swiss Academic Citavi program on Windows.