Files with sav extension are often found as database sets from SPSS, a predictive analytics software, originally created by by SPSS Inc. and currently owned and marketed by IBM.

There are 5 other file types using
the SAV file extension!

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SAV file extension - SPSS Data Sets database

What is sav file? How to open sav files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

File extension sav is associated with SPSS, a predictive analytics software, originally created by by SPSS Inc. and now owned and marketed by IBM.

The sav file contains data sets saved in the SPSS. These are binary files, which can only be used by the computing system which created them, such as Windows.

They can be transferred to any other computer running SPSS for Windows and will work fine. However, if you need to send your data file to someone using SPSS on, for example, UNIX, you will have to convert the file to a portable format.

Updated: November 9, 2023

The default software associated to open sav file:

SPSS icon

IBM logoSPSS  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:

A family of statistical and analytical software currently sold by IBM, with latest version released in 2015. It is used for improve business processes by directing, optimizing, and automating decisions made throughout an organization.

SPPS is available for Windows, Linux on z Systems, Linux / UNIX and Mac.

It comes in three bundles that offer certain combination of SPSS programs.

  • IBM SPSS Statistics Standard
  • IBM SPSS Statistics Professional
  • IBM SPSS Statistics Premium

Help how to open:

Use SPSS to open the *.sav files.

How to convert:

To save your data as a portable file using menus is easy:
1. Choose Save As… from the File menu.
2. In the Save As Type box, choose SPSS Portable.
3. Fill in a filename with an extension of “.por” and click Save.

Find conversions from sav file:

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Find converter to sav file type:

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Related links:

SPSS sav file format specifications

List of software applications associated to the .sav 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 sav file, edit sav file, convert sav file, view sav file, play sav 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 able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting sav files.

Software that open sav file - SPSS Data Sets database

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

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