The File Extensions Database

.ELF File Extension

  • Developer by: Nintendo
  • Category: Executable Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .ELF file?

.ELF is Nintendo Wii Game File

Executable file format used by the Nintendo Wii, a video game console released by Nintendo in November, 2006; may be transferred to a PC and played on the Dolphin Emulator.

NOTE: "Homebrew" Wii programs created by users may also be saved as ELF files. They can be transferred to the Wii console via an SD card.

Programs that open Nintendo Wii Game File
File Type 2 Executable and Linkable Format File
Developer by: Unix System Laboratories Category: System Files Format: Binary

System file created in the Executable and Linkable Format (ELF), which was previously known as the "Extensible Linking Format;" can store executable programs, memory dumps, and shared libraries.

The ELF format is a standard file format used on many Unix-based systems.

File Type 3 PlayStation Executable File
Developer by: Sony Category: Game Files Format: Binary

File used by the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Portable (PSP) gaming systems; contains most of the contents from a video game disc; includes game data, object code, shared libraries, and other data.

ELF files are sometimes edited to modify PlayStation gameplay.

NOTE: PlayStation ELF files use the "Executable and Linkable Format," which is a standard file format used on Unix systems.

Programs that open PlayStation Executable File

How to solve problems with ELF files

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