Files with ess file extension are used by The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion video game. An ess file contains saved game.

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the ESS file extension!

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ESS file - The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion saved game

What is ess file? How to open ess files?

File type specification:

Game file type icon Game file type

The ess file extension is associated with The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, an action role playing game for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and Sony Playstation 3, developed by Bethesda.

The ess file stores player's saved progress in the game. It is used for quicksave as well as for full save.

The default software associated to ess file type:

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion icon

Bethesda Softworks LLC logoThe Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Bethesda Softworks LLC

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a single-player action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and fourth installment in The Elder Scrolls action fantasy video game series, following The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. Oblivion was released in March 2006 for Windows PCs and the Xbox 360.

Oblivion Stats Editor picture or screenshot logoOblivion Stats Editor  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

Oblivion Stats Editor is tool to edit attributes, skills, and gold (And races in the future) for TES4 Oblivion.

Wrye Bash picture or screenshot

Wrye Bash  Microsoft Windows software

Wrye Bash is mod management utility and saved game editor for Oblivion and Skyrim video games.

Help how to open:

Use The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Load option in the game, to open saved game files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .ess file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Related links:

Oblivion saved games download at Game-Saves

List of software applications associated to the .ess file extension

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

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting ess files.

  • Open ess file
  • Edit ess file
  • Create ess file

Software that open ess file - The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion saved game

Programs supporting the exension ess on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open ess file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with ess file by default:
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion small icon The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Oblivion Stats Editor
Wrye Bash

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