.DSV 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 .DSV file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2023.

DSV File Recovery

What is a .DSV file?

Saved game created with DeSmuME, a Nintendo DS emulator; saves game progress at a specific point within the game so it can be resumed at a later time; saved by the emulator, meaning the save file can be created at any time, not just at the save points within each game.

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

There are several common causes of ".DSV" files being lost or experiencing failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".DSV" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer systems, leading to their loss.
  2. File system corruption: Issues with the file system, such as disk errors or sudden system shutdowns, can result in ".DSV" file corruption or loss.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and damage ".DSV" files, rendering them inaccessible or completely deleting them.
  4. Software or hardware issues: Problems with the software or hardware used to create or open ".DSV" files can lead to file failure or loss. This could include issues with the database management system or data corruption during file transfer.
  5. Improper file handling: Mishandling ".DSV" files, such as forceful termination of applications or improper shutdowns, can cause data loss or corruption.
  6. Disk or storage device failure: Physical damage to the storage device, such as a hard drive failure or damage to external storage media, can result in the loss of ".DSV" files.
  7. Human error: Human mistakes, such as accidental formatting of storage devices or overwriting ".DSV" files with incorrect data, can lead to file loss or failure.

It is always recommended to regularly back up important ".DSV" files to minimize the risk of data loss and to use reliable antivirus software to protect against malware attacks.

How to recover lost ".DSV" 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 ".DSV" file may be deleted.

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

Use programs for recovering ".DSV" 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 ".DSV" 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 ".DSV" 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 ".DSV" extension?

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Programs that open ".DSV" files


Additional Information

  • File type: DeSmuME Save File

  • File extension: .DSV

  • Developer: DeSmuME

  • Category: Game Files

  • Format: N/A

  • File types that use the extension .DSV:

    • DeSmuME Save File

    • DAZ Studio UV Mapping File


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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.

Oleg Afonin

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 .DSV stand for, and what type of file is it?

    The file extension .DSV stands for "Delimiter-Separated Values." It is a type of file that stores data in a structured format, where each value is separated by a specific delimiter character (such as a comma, tab, or semicolon). DSV files are similar to CSV (Comma-Separated Values) files but can use different delimiters.

  • What are some common applications or programs used to open .DSV files?

    There are several applications or programs that can be used to open .DSV files. Some common ones include:

    1. Microsoft Excel - .DSV files are often used as a delimiter-separated values format, similar to .CSV files. Excel can open and read .DSV files.
    2. LibreOffice Calc - Similar to Excel, LibreOffice Calc is a spreadsheet program that can open and manipulate .DSV files.
    3. Google Sheets - Google Sheets is a web-based spreadsheet program that can also open and edit .DSV files.
    4. Notepad or any text editor - .DSV files are essentially plain text files with values separated by a delimiter. You can open them in any text editor to view and edit the content.
    5. Database software - Depending on the specific use case, .DSV files can be imported into database software like MySQL, Microsoft Access, or PostgreSQL.

    It's important to note that the specific program used to open .DSV files may vary depending on the context and purpose of the file.

  • Are there any specific steps or instructions to follow when trying to open a .DSV file on different operating systems or software platforms?

    The .DSV file format is not a standard file format and does not have a specific application associated with it. Therefore, there are no specific steps or instructions to follow for opening .DSV files on different operating systems or software platforms.

    However, .DSV files are often used as a delimiter-separated values file, similar to .CSV files. If you suspect that the .DSV file you have is a delimiter-separated values file, you can try opening it with a spreadsheet program like Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or LibreOffice Calc.

    To open a .DSV file in a spreadsheet program, follow these general steps:

    1. Open the spreadsheet program on your operating system (e.g., Microsoft Excel).
    2. Go to the "File" menu and choose "Open" or use the keyboard shortcut (e.g., Ctrl+O).
    3. Browse to the location of the .DSV file and select it.
    4. In the file open dialog, make sure to select the appropriate file type or choose "All Files" to display all files.
    5. Click "Open" or "OK" to load the .DSV file into the spreadsheet program.

    If the .DSV file is indeed a delimiter-separated values file and you encounter issues opening it with a spreadsheet program, you may need to specify the delimiter used in the file. Common delimiters include commas (,), semicolons (;), tabs, or pipe symbols (|). Most spreadsheet programs provide an option to specify the delimiter during the file open process.

    If the .DSV file is not a delimiter-separated values file or if you are unable to open it with a spreadsheet program, you may need to determine the specific application or software that created the file and use that application to open it.

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