File Extension Library

.NW File Extension

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

What are .NW files and how to open them?

Can't open .NW 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 .NW file.

What is a .NW file extension?

.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 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.)