The File Extensions Database


.SNES File Extension

  • Category: Emulator Files

What is an .SNES file?

.SNES is Super Ninento game image

The snes file extension is probably associated with some emulators of Super Nintendo Entertainment System, a video gaming console popular in the 90's.

The snes file stores image of video game ROM.

This snes file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.


How to open:

Use compatible tools to work with *.snes files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .snes file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to solve problems with SNES files

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