Elden Ring deleted my character and I need to access a backup that I deleted. I know how to use photorec, but I'd like to avoid grabbing everything and the kitchen sink. What filetype are Elden Ring saves as could be identified by Photorec?

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They are of the type ER0000.sl2.

Source: PCGamingWiki

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    What you gave is a filename. The extension is *.sl2. I'm not sure what type it is, but most likely a binary file, or a text file. (And yes, I'm being pedantic)
    – Drejzer
    Mar 21, 2022 at 18:00
  • That's not a file type. The file type as reported by the "file" program is "data", but that just feels like a catchall Mar 22, 2022 at 15:52

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