The File Extensions Database


.SAGE File Extension

  • Category: Ransomware encrypted Files

What is an .SAGE file?

.SAGE is Sage ransomware affected data

The sage file extension appears to be since January 2017 used by one of the ransomware types, this one labeled as Sage.

It is mainly distributed via scam emails that contain no subject, but a .zip file in the attachment.

Every affected folder will also contain a ransom note saved as !Recovery_[3_random_chars].html file.


How to open:

Unfortunately, we do not know about any decrypter for Sage ransomware at this time.

How to convert:

You can only convert the original files once they have been decrypted.

How to solve problems with SAGE files

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