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.esp File Extension

Developer: Bethesda Softworks
File type: Fallout 3 Plugin File/Elder Scrolls Plugin File/AC
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .esp. Files with the file extension .esp can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .esp files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .esp file?

The .esp file extension is more commonly used in game files such as Elder Scrolls and Fallout 3. This was developed by Bethesda Softworks. The files that are used to modify settings and data in these two games are usually saved using the .esp extension. The .esp is also used for plugins. The .esp file extension is also used under the data file category. It is also an ACD/Labs Dataset file type that can be accessed or saved using the Advanced Chemistry Development analysis software. Appwebb is also an application associated with the .esp file extension. It is also used as settings files in Easy Setup Program. Other applications that use .esp file extension are Eclipse; a screensaver project, Edskes Software Pakket, and Email Sentinel Pro. It is also used as Adobe Acrobat Language Resource file as well as a Morrowind Plugin Data File. These are software most often used to run RPG games especially those produced by Bethesda.

how to open a .esp file?

Launch a .esp file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .esp file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .esp files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .esp file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .esp file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .esp file association errors

applications that open a .esp file

Bethesda Softworks The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim

Bethesda Softworks The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim

Bethesda Softworks The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is a role-playing video game or RPG that was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. The game revolves around defeating a dragon called Alduin, who is prophesied to be the cause of the destruction of the world. The games is set in Tamriel, a fictional continent in the province of Skyrim and the planet of Nirn. It is a nonlinear game, which means it does not have a fixed sequence of challenges. Player have the freedom to choose between finishing the quest or playing subplots and side-quests in the duration of the game. In Skyrim, players can explore the open world, fast-travel to towns, cities and dungeon which they can do on foot or by riding a horse. Non-player characters that are set in the world gives players quests through the Radiant Story system that alters quests to accommodate a player's actions that influences the quest's characters and objectives. Players also have the choice to join factions, each faction has a headquarters and with their own quest paths where members can join and interact with each other.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .esp files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .esp. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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