What is a .VIV File And How To Open It – Electronic Arts (Easy Guide)

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Have you downloaded a file with .viv extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .viv file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .VIV file?

The file extension .VIV is Need for Speed Car Archive. This file extension belongs to the developer Electronic Arts. The file has the binary format, and it is a game related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .VIV file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .VIV file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the VIV Editor software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .VIV 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, 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 VIV Editor 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 .VIV file?

If you are still unable to open the .VIV file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .VIV file.viv – Sony, .viv – RealNetworks. 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 .VIV file with the VIV Editor program on Windows.