What is a .TSV File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .tsv extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .tsv file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .TSV file?

The file extension .TSV is Tab Separated Values File. The format of this file is text, and it is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .tsv file on 6 platforms.

How to open a .TSV file?

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

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .tsv file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the OpenOffice Calc software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use LibreOffice, OpenOffice Calc and Microsoft Notepad software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TSV file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the OpenOffice Calc software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .TSV file on Mac

The .tsv file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the OpenOffice Calc software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use LibreOffice, OpenOffice Calc and MacroMates TextMate software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .TSV 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: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the OpenOffice Calc software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .TSV file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .tsv file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the OpenOffice Calc software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use LibreOffice and OpenOffice Calc software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .TSV file

2. The second step is locating 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

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

How to open a .TSV file on Android

There is easy way to open the .tsv file on Android.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .TSV file in the download folder

The first 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 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

Please locate the app “Google Play Store” (picture above) and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the Google Sheets software and install it. You could also download the Google Sheets software. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .TSV file on iOS

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .tsv file on iOS in few easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

The first step is locating 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 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

To open the file, you will need to download the Google Sheets software. Please search for it in the iOS App Store and install it. The other software that opens the .tsv file on iOS is Google Sheets. That’s all, now you have open your file on iOS.

How to open a .TSV file in the Browser

The currently known web apps that can open this file are: Google Sheets. Just right click on the file and choose “Open With” on your OS.

Still cannot open the .TSV file?

If you cannot open the .TSV file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .TSV file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .tsx – Microsoft, .tsz – Cerulean Studios, .tt – Microsoft, .tt10 – Intuit Canada, .tt11 – Intuit. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .TSV file with the OpenOffice Calc, LibreOffice, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows, OpenOffice Calc, LibreOffice, MacroMates TextMate programs on Mac, OpenOffice Calc, LibreOffice software on Linux, Google Sheets software on Android, Google Sheets software on iOS and Google Sheets program in the Browser.