What are PSV files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a PSV 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 PSV files.
What is a PSV file?
PSV files have multiple uses, and PlayStation Save Game is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
PlayStation Save Game
The PSV file format is the proprietary file format used by Sony Playstation consoles to store saved game data. As a binary file, it holds essential information about the player's progress in a game, such as position, inventory and so on; thus allowing players to pick up their game from where they left off instead of starting from scratch every time.
PSV files can be stored on the PlayStation console's hard drive or a removable storage device like a memory card, allowing players to transfer saved games from one PlayStation console to another. This makes it possible for players to keep playing the same game on different consoles.
In order to resume playing the game at a later point, players can choose the PSV file associated with their game in the game's menu. The Playstation console will then load up the saved game data, allowing you to start from where you last left off without having to replay your progress from the beginning.
How to open PSV files
Important: Different programs may use files with the PSV file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PSV file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested five different PSV openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: February 9, 2023
All known file formats using extension .PSV
While PlayStation Save Game is a popular type of PSV-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .PSV file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Psycle Display Preset
We know that one PSV format is Psycle Display Preset. 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 PSV files. Remember, different programs may use PSV 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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