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What are ESF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ESF file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your ESF files.

What is an ESF file?

ESF files have multiple uses, and Exatron String Floppy virtual wafer image is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Exatron String Floppy virtual wafer image

These ESF files are storage files used in the TRS32 emulator, a emulator for the Exatron Stingy floppy storage device. You can store games and programs like Electric Pencil on the ESF files. These ESF files use a wafer, miniature tape cartridge, as a storage medium.

How to open ESF files

Important: Different programs may use files with the ESF file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ESF file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested two different ESF openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 17, 2023

All known file formats using extension .ESF

While Exatron String Floppy virtual wafer image is a popular type of ESF-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .ESF file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Total War Campaign Settings

We know that one ESF format is Total War Campaign Settings. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of ESF files. Remember, different programs may use ESF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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