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

RVF File Recovery

What is a .RVF file?

An RVF file is a TRichView document saved in the RichView format (RVF), which supports "rich text." It may contain text, images, bullets, hotspots (bullets with hypertext link), tables, and style templates. RVF files may be saved in text or binary (more compact) format using the RVFOptions component in TRichView.

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

There can be several common causes for ".RVF" file loss or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".RVF" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer's storage.
  2. File system corruption: Issues with the file system, such as errors or corruption, can lead to the loss or failure of ".RVF" files.
  3. Virus or malware attack: Malicious software can infect and corrupt ".RVF" files, making them inaccessible or causing them to be lost.
  4. Hardware failure: Problems with the storage device, such as a hard drive failure or a faulty memory card, can result in the loss or corruption of ".RVF" files.
  5. Software or application errors: Errors or glitches in the software or application used to create or access ".RVF" files can lead to their loss or failure.
  6. Power outage or system crash: Sudden power outages or system crashes while working with ".RVF" files can cause them to become corrupted or lost.
  7. Improper file transfer or handling: If ".RVF" files are not transferred or handled properly, such as interrupted file transfers or improper ejection of storage devices, they may become damaged or lost.
  8. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as accidental formatting of storage devices or overwriting ".RVF" files with incorrect data, can result in their loss or failure.

It is important to regularly back up ".RVF" files to prevent their loss and to use reliable data recovery methods if they are accidentally deleted or become inaccessible.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo richView Format File image file file?

Programs that open ".RVF" files

TRichView TRichView
Aignesberger AM-Notebook Aignesberger AM-Notebook

Additional Information

  • File type: RichView Format File

  • File extension: .RVF

  • Developer: Sergey Tkachenko

  • Category: Text Files

  • Format: Text and 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.

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 is a ".RVF backup" file and how is it created?

    A ".RVF backup" file refers to a backup file created by the software program called "Reunion" - a genealogy software for Mac.

    Reunion uses the .RVF (Reunion Virtual File) format to store genealogical data. The .RVF backup file is essentially a copy of the main genealogy file in the RVF format, created for the purpose of backup and safeguarding the data.

    To create a .RVF backup file in Reunion, you can follow these steps:

    1. Open the Reunion software on your Mac.
    2. From the menu bar, click on "File" and select "Backup Family File."
    3. Choose a location on your computer or an external storage device to save the backup file.
    4. Specify a name for the backup file and select the ".RVF" format.
    5. Click "Save" or "Backup" to create the .RVF backup file.

    It is recommended to regularly create backup files to prevent data loss in case of accidental deletion, software issues, or hardware failures.

  • How can I restore a ".RVF backup" file to its original format?

    To restore a ".RVF backup" file to its original format, you can follow these steps:

    1. Identify the software or application that created the backup file. ".RVF" is not a standard backup file format, so it may be specific to a particular program.
    2. Install the software or application that is associated with the ".RVF" file format. If you are unsure about the program, you can try searching online or checking the file's properties for any clues.
    3. Once the software is installed, open it and look for an option to restore or import a backup file. This option is usually located in the File or Backup/Restore menu.
    4. Select the restore or import option and browse to the location where the ".RVF backup" file is stored.
    5. Choose the backup file and follow the on-screen instructions to restore it. The process may vary depending on the software, so make sure to read any prompts or messages carefully.
    6. After the restoration process is complete, the file should be restored to its original format and accessible within the software or application.

    If you are still unable to restore the file or cannot determine the software associated with the ".RVF" format, you may need to contact the software's support team or consult the software's documentation for further assistance.

  • Are there any specific software or tools required to open and access ".RVF backup" files?

    Yes, there are specific software or tools required to open and access ".RVF backup" files. ".RVF" files are typically associated with the software program "Rave Reports," which is a reporting tool used for creating and generating reports in various formats. To open and access ".RVF backup" files, you will need to have the Rave Reports software installed on your computer. This software allows you to view, edit, and generate reports from the ".RVF backup" files.

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