File Extension Library

.PS2 File Extension

  • Developer by: PCSX2
  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .PS2 files and how to open them?

Can't open .PS2 file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .PS2 file.

What is a .PS2 file extension?

.PS2 file extension is created by PCSX2. .PS2 has been classified as Game Files. The format of .PS2 file is Binary.

.PS2 is PCSX2 Memory Card File

File used by PCSX2, a PlayStation 2 (PS2) emulator; contains a memory card image which can include saved user data; can be opened with the program mymc in order to extract saved games and convert them to formats such as .PSU.

PCSX2 uses .P2S files for saved states (or files without an extension in earlier versions of the software).

NOTE: Sharkport, a PlayStation 2 accessory, also uses the ".ps2" extension, but for saved games instead of memory card images. Therefore, if you receive a PS2 file, you may need to test for both PCSX2 and Sharkport file types.

List of all softwares that can open the PCSX2 Memory Card File
File Type 2:

Sharkport Saved Game

Developer by: Sharkport Category: Game Files Format: Binary

Saved game file created by Sharkport, a PlayStation 2 (PS2) hardware accessory used for transferring data to a PC; contains a PS2 saved game but in the Sharkport file format; used for sharing saved games with others via email and the Internet.

The ".ps2" extension is also used by PCSX2 (PlayStation 2 emulator) memory card images. However, the Sharkport and PCSX2 ".ps2" formats are not compatible with each other. Therefore, if you receive a PS2 file, you may need to test it with both Sharkport and PCSX2. PCSX2 uses the .P2S extension for saves.

Sharkport PS2 files can be converted to other PlayStation 2 save formats using PS2 Save Builder. However, you first need to change the ".ps2" extension to .MD, the extension used by previous versions of Sharkport.

List of all softwares that can open the Sharkport Saved Game
PS2 Save Builder
File Type 3:

Microsoft Search Catalog Index File

Developer by: Microsoft Category: System Files Format: Binary

System file created by Indexing Service, a component of Microsoft Windows used to automatically generate a searchable file system index; contains data that helps the Windows search perform file information searches more quickly.

PS2 files, along with other search index files, are often created in the C:\System Volume Information\catalog.wci directory.

List of all softwares that can open the Microsoft Search Catalog Index File
Microsoft Windows

How to fix problems with .PS2 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PS2 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PS2 file format
  2. You need to check the .PS2 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)