The File Extensions Database

.NW File Extension

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

What is an .NW file?

.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.

Programs that open Node-Webkit App Package

How to solve problems with NW files

  • Associate the NW file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any NW file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.NW files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the NW 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 .NW is Node-Webkit App Package. Because only the current version supports the latest NW file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Intel Open Source Technology Center manufacturer website after an available .NW is Node-Webkit App Package update.
  • To make sure that your NW file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.