SAV File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a SAV file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .SAV files.

What is a SAV file?

The .sav extension is most commonly used by gaming applications to save user configurations, game objects and characters within the gaming application for the user's next game session.

While .sav files have no general limits themselves, many gaming applications limit the number of SAV files that the program will accommodate. For example, one video game may only allow one SAV file while another may allow five. The data in each SAV file is specific to the game that it was created for.

In some cases a file with a .save extension will be created by other computer applications for backup and configuration purposes.

How to open SAV files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension SAV for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different SAV openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension SAV

While we know of one file format using the .SAV file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .SAV file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
IBM SPSS Products - Statistics CommonIBM SPSS Products - Statistics CommonUser submitted
SecuROMSecuROMUser submitted
PASW StatisticsPASW StatisticsUser submitted
WinDS PROWinDS PROUser submitted
SPSSSPSSUser submitted
Left DeadLeft DeadUser submitted
IBM SPSS StatisticsIBM SPSS StatisticsUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SAV-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with SAV-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!