.ACV File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .ACV file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

ACV File Recovery

What is a .ACV file?

Adjustment curve created by Photoshop, a professional image-editing application; stores modifications that can be applied to digital photos and other images; commonly used to fine tune RGB colors and tonality before printing, or for correcting images for digital publishing.

What Are Common Causes of ".ACV" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes of ".ACV" file loss or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".ACV" files while organizing or cleaning up their files.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Issues with the operating system, software conflicts, or hardware failures can lead to ".ACV" file loss or corruption.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and corrupt ".ACV" files, making them inaccessible or unusable.
  4. Power outages or system crashes: Unexpected power outages or system crashes during file operations can result in ".ACV" file loss or corruption.
  5. File system errors: Errors in the file system, such as file system corruption or bad sectors on the storage device, can cause ".ACV" file loss.
  6. Formatting or partitioning errors: Mistakenly formatting or partitioning a storage device can lead to the loss of all data, including ".ACV" files.
  7. Human error: Accidental overwriting, improper file transfer, or incorrect handling of ".ACV" files can result in their loss or failure.
  8. Unsupported software or outdated drivers: Using incompatible or outdated software or drivers to open or manipulate ".ACV" files can lead to errors or file corruption.

It is always recommended to regularly back up important ".ACV" files to prevent data loss in case of any unforeseen events.

How to recover lost ".ACV" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".ACV" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".ACV" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".ACV" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".ACV" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".ACV" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".ACV" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo photoshop Curves File image file file?

Programs that open ".ACV" files

Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Adobe Photoshop CC 2019

Additional Information

  • File type: Photoshop Curves File

  • File extension: .ACV

  • Developer: Adobe Systems

  • Category: Settings Files

  • Format: Binary


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

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Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What does the file extension ".ACV" stand for, and what is its purpose?

    The file extension ".ACV" stands for Adobe Photoshop Curves. Its purpose is to store and apply custom color adjustments in Adobe Photoshop. The ACV file contains a set of curves that modify the tonal range of an image, allowing for precise control over brightness, contrast, and color balance. These curves can be saved and shared with others, making it easier to apply consistent color adjustments across multiple images or projects.

  • How can I open a .ACV file on my computer or mobile device?

    To open a .ACV file on your computer or mobile device, you can follow these steps:

    On a computer:

    Adobe Photoshop: .ACV files are typically used for loading color swatches in Adobe Photoshop. Open Adobe Photoshop and go to the "Swatches" panel. Click on the panel options icon (three horizontal lines) and choose "Load Swatches." Locate and select the .ACV file from your computer, and click "Open" to load the color swatches.

    On a mobile device:

    Adobe Photoshop Express: If you have Adobe Photoshop Express installed on your mobile device, you can open the .ACV file in this app. Open Adobe Photoshop Express and tap on the "+" button to create a new project. Choose "Add Image" and select the .ACV file from your device's storage. The color swatches will be imported into the project.

    Note: .ACV files are primarily used for color swatches in Adobe Photoshop, so compatibility with other software or apps may vary.

  • Are there any specific software programs or applications required to view and access the contents of a .ACV file?

    There is no specific software program or application required to view and access the contents of a .ACV file. The .ACV file extension is commonly associated with Adobe Photoshop, and it typically contains color settings or adjustments. To view and access the contents of a .ACV file, you can use Adobe Photoshop or any other image editing software that supports this file format.

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