Saved game file definition and 9 other file types and linked programs information.
SAV files are a type of file that is used to store saved data or information for various software programs. They are often used in games to store saved game progress, settings, or other data. Saved games, or “sav” files, are files that store progress in a video game. These files allow players to pick up where they left off in a game, rather than starting from the beginning each time they play. Sav files are typically saved to the player’s local storage device, such as a hard drive or storage card.
To open a SAV file, you will need to use the program or application that created it. For example, if the SAV file is a saved game for a specific game, you will need to open that game and look for a way to load the saved game data from the SAV file.
If you are not sure which program or application created the SAV file, you can try to open it using a general-purpose file viewer such as Notepad on Windows or TextEdit on macOS. This will allow you to see the contents of the SAV file, which may give you some clues as to what program it is associated with.
In some cases, you may be able to rename the SAV file to a different file extension and open it using a different program. For example, if the SAV file contains text data, you could try renaming it to have a .TXT file extension and then open it using a text editor.
However, this approach may not work for all SAV files and could potentially cause problems, so it is not recommended unless you are sure of what you are doing.
How to Open SAV Files
In general, there are a few steps you can follow to open a SAV file on any operating system. First, try to determine which program the SAV file was created with
If you know which program was used to create the file, you can simply open that program and use it to access the SAV file.
If you are not sure which program was used to create the file, you can try to open it with a universal file viewer, such as File Magic (available for Windows, Mac, and Linux) or FileViewPro (for Windows only). These programs can open many different types of files, including SAV files.
If you are using Windows, you can also try to open the SAV file by double-clicking on it. This will bring up a window that will allow you to choose the program you want to use to open the file. If the program that created the SAV file is installed on your computer, it should be listed as one of the options. If not, you can use the “Browse” button to locate the program manually.
If you are using a Mac, you can try to open the SAV file by double-clicking on it, or by right-clicking on it and choosing “Open With” from the contextual menu.
This will bring up a window that will allow you to choose the program you want to use to open the file. If the program that created the SAV file is installed on your computer, it should be listed as one of the options. If not, you can use the “Other” option to locate the program manually.
If you are using Linux, you can try to open the SAV file by double-clicking on it, or by right-clicking on it and choosing “Open With” from the contextual menu.
This will bring up a window that will allow you to choose the program you want to use to open the file.
File Extension SAV
In general, it is important to make sure that the program being used to open the sav file is compatible with the game that created the file. This will ensure that the file can be read and the player’s progress can be restored. If the player is having difficulty opening a sav file, they may need to consult the game’s documentation or support resources for more information.
File extension sav is used by following type(s):
SPSS Data Sets database file
The SAV file extension is associated with SPSS, a predictive analytics software, originally created by by SPSS Inc. and now owned and marketed by IBM.
Data sets created with SPSS (.sav files) are binary files, which can only be used by the computing system which created them, such as Windows. They can be transferred to any other computer running SPSS for Windows and will work fine. However, if you need to send your data file to someone using SPSS on, for example, UNIX, you will have to convert the file to a portable format.
Programs that open sav files:
Default file extension for .sav file type:
Saved game files
The SAV file suffix represents saved game file. SAV files are used by variety computer games to store game position.Programs
that open sav files:Ancient Domains of Mystery (Microsoft Windows)
Delta Force (Microsoft Windows)
Secrets Can Kill
Configuration data files
The SAV file extension is used by some applications for their configuration data files.
Daemon Tools Pro disk image files
SAV file extension is related to Daemon Tools application.
Programs that open sav files:Daemon Tools
Datel MaxDrive save state for GameCube
The MAX Drive is a video game accessory by Datel, maker of the Action Replay, which allows the transferring of saved games between a video game console and a PC. It consists of a USB memory stick, a PC CD-ROM with software, and a disc containing the console software.
There are both Xbox and PlayStation 2 versions, as well as versions with varying sizes of memory cards. Saved data exported to the computer appear as normal files, so can be transferred to other users and then back to the PlayStation 2 or Xbox. Other user created content such as GameFace data can likewise be easily transferred.
- Dolphin (Microsoft Windows)
Free Download Manager download data files
The SAV file extension is associated with Free Download Manager the free download accelerator and download manager for Windows. The .sav file contains incomplete downloading data.
After the download is finished Free Download Manager will rename .sav extension to original.
- Free Download Manager (Microsoft Windows)
No$gba Gameboy Advance emulator saved data files
The SAV file extension is associated with No$gba and used for files containing saved game data.Software:No$gba (multiplatform software)
Parallels virtual machine saved state
The File extension is used by Parallels.
- Parallels Desktop for Mac (Apple OS X)
PDP-10 zero-compressed executable binary
The PDP-10 was a mainframe computer manufactured by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) from the late 1960s on; the name stands for “Programmed Data Processor model 10”.
It was the machine that made time-sharing common; it looms large in hacker folklore because of its adoption in the 1970s by many university computing facilities and research labs, the most notable of which were MIT’s AI Lab and Project MAC, Stanford’s SAIL, Computer Center Corporation (CCC), and Carnegie Mellon University.
The PDP-10 architecture was an almost identical version of the earlier PDP-6 architecture, sharing the same 36-bit word length and slightly extending the instruction set (but with improved hardware implementation).
Some aspects of the instruction set are unique, most notably the “byte” instructions, which operated on arbitrary sized bit-fields (at that time a byte was not necessarily eight bits).