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PCSXSTATE File Extension

PCSX Saved State Format
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What is PCSXSTATE file?

Full format name of files that use PCSXSTATE extension is PCSX Saved State Format. PCSX Saved State Format specification was created by PCSX. Files with PCSXSTATE extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. PCSXSTATE file belongs to the Game Files category just like 1509 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling PCSXSTATE files is PCSX, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support PCSXSTATE file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open PCSXSTATE files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with PCSXSTATE extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support PCSXSTATE file

Windows Windows
Linux Linux

How to open file with PCSXSTATE extension?

Problems with accessing PCSXSTATE may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with PCSXSTATE extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the PCSX

Install software to open PCSXSTATE file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PCSXSTATE files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the PCSX developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit PCSX website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of PCSX

Update software that support file extension PCSXSTATEYou still cannot access PCSXSTATE files although PCSX is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that PCSX cannot handle files with PCSXSTATE may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using PCSX.

Step 3. Assign PCSX to PCSXSTATE files

After installing PCSX (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PCSXSTATE files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with PCSXSTATE file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PCSXSTATE file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the PCSX installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open PCSXSTATE files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with PCSXSTATE file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PCSXSTATE extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select PCSX and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with PCSXSTATE extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the PCSXSTATE is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper PCSXSTATE file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check PCSXSTATE file for viruses
1. Verify that the PCSXSTATE in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PCSXSTATE file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the PCSXSTATE file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the PCSXSTATE file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the PCSXSTATE file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the PCSXSTATE file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the PCSX Saved State Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle PCSX

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PCSXSTATE files. Close all running programs and try opening the PCSXSTATE file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with PCSX Saved State Format file. It may be the case that the PCSXSTATE files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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