SAVfile extension

Nintendo DS Save File

Have trouble opening the .sav extension? Don't panic! This page explains sav files and suggests programs you may use to open sav files. You can download these programs through this page!


What is SAV file?

An SAV file is a saved game file used by the Nintendo DS handheld emulators (DeSmuME and NO$GBA). SAV file saves the current game session's state and game information (character name/experience points/levels completed/in-game resources).

Additional data

SAV files are often found with the Nintendo DS ROM file, and the format has an .NDS extension. Often the ROM will not work correctly without these files. When transferring SAV files to another Nintendo DS flash card, you should ensure that the file format is fully compatible. If not, then the saved game will not load.


How to open SAV file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the sav extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the sav file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the sav file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open SAV files


Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your sav file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.