.ELF File

.elf is Nintendo Wii Game File

Key Features: .ELF File Extension

Features Description
File Extension .elf
Format Binary
Created by Nintendo
Category Executable

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  2. How to convert:

What is an .ELF file?

File extension elf is one of the suffixes commonly used for Executable and Linkable Format. Also known simply as ELF, it is a common standard file format for executables, object code, shared libraries, and core dumps, mainly used on Unix and Unix-like systems.

Generally speaking, ELF format has replaced older executable formats in various environments. These are used in my Unix and Linux systems, gaming consoles such as Sony Playstation, Nintendo Wii, or Dreamcast. It was also used in some operating systems running on PowerPC like AmigaOS 4 or MorphOS, and mobile operating systems like Symbian OS 9, or Bada.

ELF format can also have different file extensions to specify its purpose, such as .o files (objects) .so files (shared libraries), .prx or .puff files. But these serve different purpose.

Files with elf extension can be found as executables in the executable and linkable format. Used mainly on some Unix and Linux based systems.

How to open:

The .elf files are executables and are meant to launch program, not to be opened as single files.

How to convert:

These files are executables and cannot be simply converted or exported to something else.
Nintendo Wii Game File - File openers


  1. Dolphin


  1. Dolphin


  1. Dolphin




How to solve problems with ELF files