Convert .PSV to PS2 save

How to convert a Playstation 2 save in .PSV format to a different format

This is a common question and to do it you will need the following tools:


Start up PSV Exporter and load the .PSV file you wish to convert.


Now choose the Extract All Files menu item and select a folder to save to.


Note: You only need to choose a location, the save folder will be automatically generated if not already present.

Open up PS2 Save Builder and drag & drop the files extracted from the .PSV folder onto PS2 Save Builder.


In the Root/ID section enter the name of the folder that the files were extracted into using PSV Exporter, like so:


Now all you need do is save in your desired format.


Optional steps to convert to .psu

.psu is the format supported by uLaunchELF, to convert to this format you must select the X-port 2(*.xps) format to save as in the last step.
Open up this new save in PS2 Save Converter and use the Save as menu option to save in the memory Linker (*.psu) format.


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  1. Shooter
    Posted April 13, 2018 at 10:25 | Permalink

    Why I d’ont see the files extract .PSV folder in PS2 Save Builder ?

  2. Posted April 14, 2018 at 15:47 | Permalink

    PS2 Save Builder was released a few years before PSV files came about and doesn’t support them. PSV Exporter allows you to extract the contents of PSV files which you can then add by hand to PS2 Save Builder. If you’re having some trouble with the process get in touch via the ‘Contact Us‘ form and we’ll see what we can do to help.

  3. nanami999
    Posted December 15, 2018 at 23:12 | Permalink

    Ps2 save builder doesn’t seem to work with windows 10. Any alternative please ? 🙂

  4. Posted December 15, 2018 at 23:16 | Permalink

    Try running it in compatibility mode.

  5. Hotshot
    Posted December 27, 2018 at 16:11 | Permalink

    Try Windows XP(Service Pack 2) in compatibility mode.It worked for me.I have Windows 10.

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