Having trouble opening .esp extension? Don't panic! This page explains what esp files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open esp files. You can download these programs through this page.
What is a ESP file?
Esp file extension has Elder Scrolls Plugin file type, developed by Bethesda Softworks, which is associated with the "game files" category.
Typically applied by The Elder Scrolls (TES) first-person RPGs, the file allows users to add different plugin features, including weapons, graphics, world content, etc., as well as create custom game alterations. It is quite similar to an .ESM file.
To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.
- Bethesda Softworks
- File Type:
- Elder Scrolls Plugin File
- Game Files
How to open ESP file?
Double click the esp file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .esp extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.
Method 1: Fix file association errors
Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the esp extension associations' problem in no time:
- Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
- Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
- Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".
Method 2: Download the appropriate software
The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the esp file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.
Programs that open ESP files
- Bethesda Softworks The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
- Bethesda Softworks The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
- The Elder Scrolls Construction Set
- Bethesda Softworks The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Creation Kit
Method 3: Use universal file viewer
In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the esp file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.