What is a .NAP File And How To Open It – Napster (Guide)


Have you downloaded a file with .nap extension, but you are not sure what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .nap file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .NAP file?

The file extension .NAP is Napster Secured Music File. It was developed by Napster. The file has the binary format, and it is a audio related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .NAP file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .NAP file on various operating systems.

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

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .nap file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Windows Media Player software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .NAP file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

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 Microsoft Windows Media Player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .NAP file?

If you cannot open the .NAP file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .NAP file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .nap – McAfee. 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 .NAP file with the Microsoft Windows Media Player program on Windows.