The files possessing the extension of .sav formats are the saved files in a system. These are the various different saved files by different types of programs. These files are basically used for the data saving purpose of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). The SPSS, which was purchased by IBM in 2009, is generally used for the statistical analysis. The main content of the .sav files is the binary form of data and this data can only be used and accessed by the program which created it.
How does one use this type of file format?
The most common usage of the files with the SAV is the use by the gaming applications. These files are used to save the user’s game objects and characters for the next time he comes to play. Generally, there is no limit for the .sav files. However, sometimes certain applications only allow accommodating a fixed number of such files over a program. The data contained by a particular .sav file only pertains to that particular game.
Another use of these files is when the system uses them for the backup and configuration processes. This is an additional use of the SAV extension files. Generally, they are used to save a game if the user stops it in the middle. When he is back, he can resume from the point he left. The game data is saved under the .sav files. As an example, such files are used by the game Ancient Domains of Mystery.
What are the problems one faces with this type of file format?
There may be some problems with the SAV format. The most common problem creeps up when the file is tried to be opened with a wrong application. This means that the file will not execute if the saved game of a particular game is opened with another gaming program. Also, the .sav file problems might also include the corruption of file and the missing of file associations. These can be solved by simply opening a .sav file with the correct program and by cleaning the Windows registry with a third party cleaner, respectively.
Other applications related to these files are ADOM by Thomas Biskup, Chaser by Couldron Ltd., Daemon Tools by The Daemons Home, Datel Max Drive by Datel Design and Development, and the Dune game .
Open SAV File on Windows OS
- Look for an SAV file you need to open in Windows Explorer and double-click on it
- If the file doesn’t open automatically and you see a “Windows can’t open a file” message then you should search for a program which can open SAV file
- If you have a program which can open SAV file installed on your computer then launch that program and select “File” and then “Open” or similar options from its menu to open the SAV file
- If you don’t have the program installed then you need to try searching for “SAV wiki”, “how to open SAV file” in the search engine.
- Once you find the application, install it on your computer
- After the program is installed double-click on the SAV file to open it
File extensions are used by Windows operating system to specify what kind of information is stored in the file. Every file in Windows OS needs to have file extension and file extensions are used by Windows to determine which application it should use to open the file. Every application installed on Windows OS places information about which extensions it could open into the Windows registry and Windows uses this information to determine which application it should launch when user double-clicks on the file. If application which can open SAV file is not installed, then Windows will show ‘Windows can’t open SAV file’ message and buttons to either select an application on the computer which can open the file or to search the web for the application which can open SAV file.