The File Extensions Database

._NWS File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Misc Files

What is an ._NWS file?

._NWS is Windows Live Mail Newsgroup Copy File

Newsgroup file created by Windows Live Mail (WLM); automatically generated when a user drags a newsgroup post or postings to the desktop; contains the same data as an .NWS file, except uses the "._nws" extension; can be renamed with the ".nws" extension and then opened in WLM.

Programs that open Windows Live Mail Newsgroup Copy File
Microsoft Windows Live Mail

How to solve problems with _NWS files

  • Associate the _NWS file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any _NWS file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *._NWS files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the _NWS file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open ._NWS is Windows Live Mail Newsgroup Copy File. Because only the current version supports the latest _NWS file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available ._NWS is Windows Live Mail Newsgroup Copy File update.
  • To make sure that your _NWS file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.