What is a .SAV File And How To Open It – Bethesda Softworks (Simple Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .sav extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .sav file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .SAV file?

The file extension .SAV is Fallout 2 Map Archive. The developer of this file extension is Bethesda Softworks. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .sav file on 1 platform.

How to open a .SAV file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .SAV file on various operating systems.

How to open a .SAV file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .sav file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the RARLAB WinRAR software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Bethesda Softworks Fallout 2 and RARLAB WinRAR software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SAV file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the RARLAB WinRAR software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .SAV file?

If you cannot open the .SAV file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SAV file.sav – Nintendo, .sav – IBM, .sav – Electronic Arts, .sav – Parallels, .sav – Fortnite, .sav – Nintendo. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .SAV file with the RARLAB WinRAR, Bethesda Softworks Fallout 2 programs on Windows.