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What are SAVE files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SAVE 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 SAVE files.

What is a SAVE file?

Files that contain the .save file extension are most commonly used by a variety of computer applications for the software's saved computer files.

Common uses for the .save file extension include temporary saved files that are created by the Nano Unix text editor, Salt Lake city 2002 game files, game files saved for the Prey video game and game files that have been saved for the Doom 3 video game.

The Unix operating system also uses the .save file suffix for its text editing utility. If the nano text editor runs out of memory it will create a temporary file that is saved with the .save file extension.

How to open SAVE files

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

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single SAVE opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 21, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of SAVE files. Remember, different programs may use SAVE 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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