Open TSV File – What is and How to View – Format and Programs


  • Type: Text document
  • Description: Tab Separated Values
  • Extension: .TSV
  • Format: Text
  • Developer: N/A


Did you receive an attachment with the .TSV extension? Here you will learn how to open, create, view, edit and convert a .TSV. We will see how to instructions and recommend programs readers, viewers, editors and software related to this format.


What is a .TSV File

A TSV file is used for storing and distributing data in a special tab separated format such that the data in the columns are separated using the help of tabs. These TSV files are very similar to the Comma Separated Files.
In the data in the columns are separated by the help of commas instead of tabs like in the TSV files.
These files are saved in plain ASCII text format and can be opened or edited with the help of any standard text editor such as Notepad or WordPad.
These files can be exported to several spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel and are more often saved with the extension .TSV but .TAB is also used occasionally.

How to open TSV Files


You can do it following these steps:

  1. Search for your .TSV files
  2. Tap on it (mobile device) or double click on it (computer).
  3. Select the program from the drop down list.
  4. Confirm your selection.


Category: Data Files
File format: Open Standard
Open with Windows: Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet program, Can also be opened using any standard text editor.
Open with Linux:

How to convert TSV files

It is not possible to convert this format to another type. We don’t have any information about an online converter. Also, there are not specific programs in our database to convert this format.


It is safe to delete it?

Yes, you can delete it. There is not any risk for your computer or mobile device.


How to create it

It can’t be created manually.


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