What is a .CTV3 File And How To Open It – Swiss Academic Software (Guide)

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Have you came across a file with the .ctv3 extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .ctv3 file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .CTV3 file?

The .CTV3 file extension is Citavi 3 Project File. This file extension was developed by Swiss Academic Software. This data related file is in binary format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .ctv3 file on 1 platform.

How to open a .CTV3 file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .CTV3 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .CTV3 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .ctv3 file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Swiss Academic Citavi software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Swiss Academic Citavi software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CTV3 file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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 .CTV3 file?

If you are still unable to open the .CTV3 file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .CTV3 file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ctx – Microsoft, .ctx – Valve, .ctx – giuspen, .ctxt – University of Kent, .cty – Maxis. 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 .CTV3 file with the Swiss Academic Citavi program on Windows.