File Extension Library

.NRO File Extension

  • Category: Game Files

What are .NRO files and how to open them?

Can't open .NRO file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .NRO file.

What is a .NRO file extension?

.NRO file extension has been classified as Game Files.

.NRO is Nintendo Switch Executable File

An NRO file is an executable file used by the Nintendo Switch video game console or Switch emulator, such as Yuzu or Ryujinx. It contains compiled code for an application or game. NRO files may also store assets for Homebrew Launcher, such as a 256x256 JPEG icon and metadata.

You can use a homebrew application or game (application or game developed by a user) on a Switch running Homebrew Launcher by copying the NRO executable file to the switch/ folder in the root of the Switch micro SD card. NRO files are named with the same name as the application or game it contains. The files are scanned by the Homebrew Launcher and display them in the menu.

List of all softwares that can open the Nintendo Switch Executable File

How to fix problems with .NRO files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .NRO files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .NRO file format
  2. You need to check the .NRO file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)