The File Extensions Database

.CVA File Extension

  • Developer by: Hewlett-Packard
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .CVA file?

.CVA is HP System Software Manager Information File

File used by HP System Software Manager (SSM), a program used to update devices, platforms, and languages on PCs; contains the name and version of an update as well as a single command that executes on the client PC, which usually refers to the setup program for the update.

CVA files are included as part of a "SoftPaq" update from HP. SoftPaqs contain the deliverable files, a CVA file, and a setup executable file.

Programs that open HP System Software Manager Information File
HP System Software Manager
File Type 2 Canvas Sequence Set
Developer by: ACD Systems Category: Data Files Format: Binary

Macro set, or "sequence set," used by Canvas, a technical drawing application; contains a collection of macros recorded in the software, which can automate repetitive tasks; used for saving collections of sequences.

Sequence sets can be accessed in Canvas by selecting Edit → Sequences.... The Sequences window allows the user to browse, record, and run sequences.

The Canvas 12 installation includes the Standard sequence set, which is stored in the /Sequences/ directory of the installation with the filename Standard.CVA.

Programs that open Canvas Sequence Set
ACD Systems Canvas X 2019

How to solve problems with CVA files

  • Associate the CVA file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CVA file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CVA files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CVA 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 .CVA is HP System Software Manager Information File. Because only the current version supports the latest CVA file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Hewlett-Packard manufacturer website after an available .CVA is HP System Software Manager Information File update.
  • To make sure that your CVA file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.