What is a .PCV File And How To Open It – MozBackup (Visual Guide)

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Have you downloaded a file with .pcv extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .pcv file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .PCV file?

The .PCV file extension stands for MozBackup Profile Backup. The developer of this file extension is MozBackup. This compressed file is in zip format.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .pcv file on 1 platform.

How to open a .PCV file?

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

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

To open the .pcv file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Corel WinZip software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: MozBackup and Corel WinZip.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PCV 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 right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Corel WinZip software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .PCV file?

If you cannot open the .PCV file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PCV file.pcx – ZSoft, .pd – SA International, .pd – Electronic Arts, .pd4 – Microsoft, .pd4 – Sci-Ed. 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 .PCV file with the Corel WinZip, MozBackup programs on Windows.