The File Extensions Database

.5VW File Extension

  • Developer by: InfoVista
  • Category: Data Files

What is an .5VW file?

.5VW is 5View Packet Capture File

A 5VW file is a data file saved in the Accellent 5Views Packet (5VW) format. It contains network packet data created during a live network capture. 5VW files are used for "packet sniffing" and analyzing data network characteristics.

5VW files are typically created by Wireshark (formerly Ethereal), a free program used for network analysis. Wireshark is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms. Professors and students often use the software for studying data communications.

NOTE: Accellent was acquired by InfoVista in 2007.

Programs that open 5View Packet Capture File
Colasoft Capsa

How to solve problems with 5VW files

  • Associate the 5VW file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any 5VW file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.5VW files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the 5VW file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .5VW is 5View Packet Capture File. Because only the current version supports the latest 5VW file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the InfoVista manufacturer website after an available .5VW is 5View Packet Capture File update.
  • To make sure that your 5VW file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.