The File Extensions Database


  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .MINESWEEPERSAVE-MS file?

.MINESWEEPERSAVE-MS is Minesweeper Saved Game

Saved game file created by Minesweeper, a classic puzzle game included with Microsoft Windows; stores the state of the minesweeper map, including revealed blocks, flagged blocks, and the elapsed time; used for restoring the last opened game state when the program was closed.

You cannot save Minesweeper saved games from within Minesweeper program menu. Instead, when closing the program, it asks if the user would like to save the current state. If the user chooses to save the state, the game resumes the next time the program is opened.

In Windows 7, MINESWEEPER-MS files are saved by default to the following directory: [user]\Saved Games\Microsoft Games\Minesweeper\.

Programs that open Minesweeper Saved Game
Microsoft Minesweeper

How to solve problems with MINESWEEPERSAVE-MS files

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