The File Extensions Database

.ESS File Extension

  • Developer by: Bethesda Softworks
  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .ESS file?

.ESS is The Elder Scrolls Saved Game

Saved game created by The Elder Scrolls (TES) first person role-playing games, including Skyrim (TES 5), Oblivion (TES 4), and Morrowind (TES 3); stores the game progress for quests as well as the character's level and items; also saves the play time.

Programs that open The Elder Scrolls Saved Game
Bethesda Softworks The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
Bethesda Softworks The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
Bethesda Softworks The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
File Type 2 EasySpreadsheet Spreadsheet
Category: Spreadsheet Files

Spreadsheet created with E-Press EasySpreadsheet software, which is compatible with Microsoft Excel.

How to solve problems with ESS files

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