Files with esm suffix can commonly be found in games from Bethesda, such as The Elder Scrolls or Fallout series. These are settings files for various functions in the games.

There are 2 other file types using
the ESM file extension!

esm icon.esm - Enhanced Simplex image file

empty icon.esm - Europay security module

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ESM file extension - Bethesda Softworks settings

What is esm file? How to open esm files?

File type specification:

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File extension esm is mainly associated with various computer games developed by Bethesda Softworks game studio.

ESM is an data format found in some Bethesda games and contains settings which control many internal functions within the game, such as run speed, jump height, how much skills affect damage, how easy it is to sneak, how condition affects weapons, and many other neat things.

Help how to open ESM files:

These files are usually not opened directly, but saved by the game when user changes settings.

How to convert file with extension ESM:

There is no point in conversion of .esm file type but perhaps you could simply edit it using any text editor.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .esm file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open esm file, edit esm file, convert esm file, view esm file, play esm file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Others esm file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with esm file - Bethesda Softworks settings

Click on the software link for more information about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim uses esm file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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