File Extension Library

.NW File Extension

  • Developer by: Intel Open Source Technology Center
  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .NW file?

.NW file extension is created by Intel Open Source Technology Center. .NW has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .NW file is Zip.

.NW is Node-Webkit App Package

Package created for node-webkit, an app runtime based on node.js and Chromium and used for running apps written in HTML and JavaScript; contains a compressed app package, which includes app files such as the "package.json" file that describes the package and any library files (.DLL files for Windows).

The NW file is the same as a .ZIP file but renamed with the "nw" file extension. Developers of node-webkit programs can choose to package their programs with the NW and executable file, such as an .EXE or .APP file, in the same directory or merge the two files. If they merge the files, there isn't an NW file. But if they choose to just place it in the same directory as the executable file, you will need node-webkit installed to open the NW file.

List of all softwares that can open the Node-Webkit App Package

How to Open .NW file on different platforms

Open .NW File on Windows

  • Right-click a .NW
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .NW file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .NW files" Press "Ok"

Open .NW File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .NW file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .NW File on Linux

Right click on the .NW file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .NW File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .NW file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .NW File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .NW files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .NW files

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