._NWS File Extension

File Type:
Windows Live Mail Newsgroup Copy File

Having trouble opening ._nws extension? Don't panic! This page explains what _nws files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open _nws files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a _NWS file?

_nws file extension has Windows Live Mail Newsgroup Copy file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "misc files" category.

Typically created by Windows Live Mail (and Outlook Express), the file keeps newsgroup posts. It is also essential for saving posts’ local cached copies for newsgroup subscriptions.

The file is commonly saved alongside .EML files.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

_nws file icon
File Type:
Windows Live Mail Newsgroup Copy File
Misc Files

How to open _NWS file?

Double click the _nws file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the ._nws extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the _nws extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the _nws file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open _NWS files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the _nws file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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