.HIV File Extension

File Type:
Windows Registry Hive File

Having trouble opening .hiv extension? Don't panic! This page explains what hiv files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open hiv files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a HIV file?

Hiv file extension has Windows Registry Hive file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "system files" category.

These are registry files generated by the reg.exe program used by Windows for saving/loading/deleting registry data. They contain "hives" with key-value information used by installed applications and the operating system itself. .HIV are saved in the binary format.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

hiv file icon
File Type:
Windows Registry Hive File
System Files

How to open HIV file?

Double click the hiv file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .hiv extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the hiv extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the hiv file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open HIV files

  • Windows Windows
    • Microsoft Reg Microsoft Reg

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the hiv file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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