What is a .DRA File And How To Open It – Nuance Communications

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Have you came across a file with the .dra extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .dra file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .DRA file?

The file extension .DRA stands for Nuance Dragon Voice Recording File. This file extension was developed by Nuance Communications. The format of this audio related file is binary.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .dra file on 1 platform.

How to open a .DRA file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .DRA file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .DRA file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .dra file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 13 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DRA file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 13 software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .DRA file?

If you are still unable to open the .DRA file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DRA file.dra – Write Brothers, .dra – Dolphin Cad Cam, .dra – Cadence Design Systems. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .DRA file with the Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 13 program on Windows.