SAV File Extension

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Saved Game
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What is SAV file?

SAV file format is used to store computer game progress data. This type of file contains information regarding state of the game such as in-game progress information, configuration, best results, etc. SAV file enables user to resume game from save point.

Uniqueness of each individual SAV file

Each SAV file stores specific data, unique to each game, and file structure and content can vary between different games despite them having the same file extension type. Therefore each game can only support SAV file created by the game, and SAV files are not cross-compatible with other game titles.

Programs which support SAV file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with SAV files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with SAV suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

How to open file with SAV extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening SAV files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with SAV extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with SAV files.

Step 1. Download and install Original program

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports SAV files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Original program or different compatible program, such as Delta Force, Half-Life 2, SpellForce 2. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support SAV files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Original program website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Original program to the latest version

If you already have Original program installed on your systems and SAV files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Original program cannot handle files with SAV may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Original program should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Saved Game files with Original program

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate SAV files with latest version of Original program you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the SAV file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Original program is installed, check the Always use this app to open SAV files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the SAV file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with SAV extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the SAV is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the SAV file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the SAV in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the SAV file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the SAV file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the SAV file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the SAV 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. When downloading the file with SAV extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Original program

If the systems has insufficient resources to open SAV files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Saved Game file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle SAV files.

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