File Extension Library

.SAV File Extension

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

What are .SAV files and how to open them?

Can't open .SAV 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 .SAV file.

What is a .SAV file extension?

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

.SAV is Nintendo DS Save File

A SAV file is a saved game used by Nintendo DS portable game system emulators such as DeSmuME and NO$GBA. It stores the state of the current game progress and includes game information such as the character name, experience points, completed levels, and in-game resources.

SAV files are often found with an .NDS Nintendo DS ROM file, and are sometimes required in order for the ROM to run properly. When transferring SAV files to a new Nintendo DS flash card, you must make sure that the file format is compatible or the saved game may not load.

List of all softwares that can open the Nintendo DS Save File
iDeaS Emulator
File Type 2:

Saved Game

Category: Game Files

Generic extension used for saved files; typically used for saving progress in video games.

File Type 3:

Fallout 2 Map Archive

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

Archive used by Fallout 2, a futuristic, role-playing video game; contains a .DB file that stores map data, which describes cities and other locations in the game.

SAV files are similar to Fallout 2 .MAP files but are compressed with GZIP compression. You can rename the "sav" extension to "gz" or "zip" and uncompress the archive with programs such as WinRAR.

List of all softwares that can open the Fallout 2 Map Archive
Bethesda Softworks Fallout 2
WinRAR 5
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SPSS Data File

Developer by: IBM Category: Data Files Format: Binary

Data file created by SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences), an application used for statistical analysis; saved in a proprietary binary format and contains a dataset as well as a dictionary that describes the dataset; saves data by "cases" (rows) and "variables" (columns).

SAV files are often used for storing datasets extracted from databases and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. However, they can also save data that has been entered manually by the user or data that has been generated by the software.

SPSS datasets can be manipulated in a variety of ways using the SPSS engine, but they are most commonly used to perform statistical analysis tests such as regression analysis, analysis of variance, and factor analysis. Results can be graphed to a variety of supported chart types, including bar graphs, line graphs, scatter plots, and histograms.

List of all softwares that can open the SPSS Data File
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Parallels Desktop Saved State Image File

Developer by: Parallels Category: Backup Files Format: Binary

File saved by Parallels Desktop, a program that allows users to run Windows from Mac computers; stores the state of the Parallels Desktop virtual machine (VM) when it is paused or suspended; used to load and save VM states.

SAV files store the state of the machine and all running applications when the VM is paused.

List of all softwares that can open the Parallels Desktop Saved State Image File
Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac
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Mass Effect 3 Saved Game

Developer by: Electronic Arts Category: Game Files Format: Binary

Saved game created by Mass Effect 3 (ME3), a galactic action role-playing game; stores the player's profile and includes mission progress, game items, and achievements.

ME3 SAV files are saved to the C:\Users\[user]\Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect 3\Save\ directory. A common SAV file is Local_Profile.sav.

List of all softwares that can open the Mass Effect 3 Saved Game
Gibbed's Mass Effect 3 Save Editor
Electronic Arts Mass Effect 3

How to fix problems with .SAV files

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