Having trouble opening .ess extension? Don't panic! This page explains what ess files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open ess files. You can download these programs through this page.
What is a ESS file?
Ess file extension has The Elder Scrolls Saved Game file type, developed by Bethesda Softworks, which is associated with the "game files" category.
These are saved game files created and used by the role-playing video games from The Elder Scrolls series including The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, and The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. ESS files contain player’s progress for completed and active quests and also save player’s level and items in the inventory. In addition to that, ESS files also save the time spent in-game.
To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.
- Bethesda Softworks
- File Type:
- The Elder Scrolls Saved Game
- Game Files
How to open ESS file?
Double click the ess 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 .ess 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 ess 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 ess 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 ESS files
- Bethesda Softworks The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
- Bethesda Softworks The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
- Bethesda Softworks The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
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 ess file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.