What is a .SVS File And How To Open It – Leica Microsystems (Visual Guide)

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Have you came across a file with the .svs extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .svs file extension and how to open it.

What is a .SVS file?

The .SVS file extension is from Aperio ScanScope Slide Image. The creator of this file extension is Leica Microsystems. This raster related file is in binary format.

What to know

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

How to open a .SVS file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .SVS file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the NetScope Viewer software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Aperio Technologies ImageScope and NetScope Viewer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SVS 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the NetScope Viewer software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .SVS file?

If you cannot open the .SVS file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SVS file.svs – Game Boy Advance Saved State File. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .SVS file with the NetScope Viewer, Aperio Technologies ImageScope programs on Windows.