What is a .SAV File And How To Open It – Nintendo (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .sav extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .sav file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .SAV file?

The file extension .SAV is from GameCube Saved Game.The development of this file was done by Nintendo. The file has the binary format, and it is a game related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .sav file on 3 platforms.

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)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .sav file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Dolphin software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Dolphin.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SAV file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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 Dolphin software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SAV file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .sav file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Dolphin software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Dolphin.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SAV file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

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

How to open a .SAV file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the Dolphin software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Dolphin.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SAV file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

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

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 – Bethesda Softworks, .sav – Fortnite. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SAV file with the Dolphin program on Windows, Dolphin program on Mac and Dolphin software on Linux.