How to open ELF files
Did your computer fail to open an ELF file? We explain what ELF files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.
What is an ELF file?
ELF is an acronym for Executable Linking Format. Files that contain the .elf file format are system files that store executable programs, shared libraries and memory dumps.
The ELF file format is primarily used on Unix-based operating systems, however, this versatile file format is also used by many popular game systems such as the Nintendo Wii and all three of the Sony PlayStation systems including the PS1, PS2 and PS3 as well as the Sony PSP.
The ELF files that are used by the game console systems contain critical executable information and other resources that are needed by the gaming software in order to run properly.
Software that will open, convert or fix ELF files
These apps are known to open certain types of ELF files. Since many different programs may use ELF files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific ELF file.