What is a .VMF_AUTOSAVE File And How To Open It – Valve (Easy Steps)

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Have you downloaded a file with .vmf_autosave 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. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .vmf_autosave file extension and how to open it.

What is a .VMF_AUTOSAVE file?

The .VMF_AUTOSAVE file extension is from Valve Hammer Editor Autosave File. The development of this file was done by Valve. The file has the binary format, and it is a miscellaneous file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .vmf_autosave file on 1 platform.

How to open a .VMF_AUTOSAVE file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .VMF_AUTOSAVE file on your operating system/device.

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

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .VMF_AUTOSAVE 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: Choose “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Valve Hammer Editor software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .VMF_AUTOSAVE file?

If you are still unable to open the .VMF_AUTOSAVE file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .VMF_AUTOSAVE file.vmg – Nokia, .vmhf – VMware, .vmhr – VMware, .vml – Microsoft, .vmlf – Sony. 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 .VMF_AUTOSAVE file with the Valve Hammer Editor program on Windows.