.SAVE File Extension

Nano Temporary Save File

Developer Nano
3.8  |  59 Votes

What is a SAVE file?

Temporary file saved by the Unix nano text editor; generated if the program receives a SIGHUP or SIGTERM message or runs out of memory; saved in the current directory with the current filename, followed by ".save;" if the file has not been saved yet, it is saved as "nano.save" by default.

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NOTE: Nano can be run in Mac OS X via the Terminal interface.

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Programs that open SAVE files


The Sims 4 Save File

Developer Electronic Arts
4.1  |  14 Votes

A SAVE file contains a game save data created by The Sims 4, an open-ended life simulation game with virtual people called "Sims." It stores game progress, which includes character, building, and world information.

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SAVE files can be found in the following directory:

Documents/​Electronic Arts/​The Sims 4

Common SAVE Filenames

slot_[8digits].save - The naming convention for SAVE files begins with slot_, followed by 8 digits which indicates the order the save was made, then the .save extension.

Programs that open or reference SAVE files

RetroGames.cc Saved Game

Developer RetroGames.cc
2.0  |  1 Vote

A game.save file contains a saved game state created by RetroGames.cc, an online video game emulator. It is used to resume a saved game on RetroGames.cc.

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RetroGames.cc is a website that allows gamers to play classic video games in a web browser. To do so, RetroGames.cc provides in-browser emulators for classic video game consoles and games.

When playing a game on RetroGames.cc, you can save your current game state. This allows you to resume your game at another time. After clicking the Save State button, RetroGames.cc gives you the option to save your file locally or to the website's servers. Games saved locally are saved in game.save files.

Each game.save file can be used only on the webpage of the game from which it was created. For example, if you save your game state while playing Sonic Classic Heroes, and then attempt to load your game.save file while playing a different game, the file will not open. As such, you may want to organize your game.save files into folders named for the game from which they were created, if you plan to save your progress in multiple games.

How to open a SAVE file

You can open a game.save file on RetroGames.cc. To do so, navigate to the page used to play the game from which your game.save file was created. Then, begin playing the game and select the Load State button.

Programs that open SAVE files


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