.TES File Extension

A .TES file is a Elder Scrolls or Fallout 4 Relative Save Data, created by Bethesda Softworks.

Open with Bethesda Softworks The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. Available for Windows.

What is a .TES file?

A .TES file is a type of file that is created when you save your progress in certain video games. These games include The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Fallout 4. All of these games are made by a company called Bethesda Softworks. When you play these games, you can make changes to the world inside the game, like completing quests or building things. The .TES file keeps track of all these changes so that when you come back to play again, everything is just as you left it.

The .TES file works together with other files that have extensions like .ESP, .ESM, or .ESL. These files contain the main data for the game, such as the layout of the world and the stories of the quests. The .TES file saves the changes you make to this data, so your personal game world is updated.

To open a .TES file, you need to use one of the games it is associated with, such as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim or Fallout 4. You can also use special tools made for creating and editing game content, like The Elder Scrolls Construction Set or the Creation Kit. These tools are also made by Bethesda Softworks and are used to make new game content or modify existing content. When you load your game or use one of these tools, it reads the .TES file to know what changes to apply to the game world.


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