What is a .NFB File And How To Open It – Nokia (Easy Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .nfb 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. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .nfb file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .NFB file?

The .NFB file extension comes from Nokia Phone Backup File. The development of this file was done by Nokia. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a backup file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .nfb file on 1 platform.

How to open a .NFB file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the NbuExplorer software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Nokisoft Noki and NbuExplorer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .NFB file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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 right click on your file and choose “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 NbuExplorer software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .NFB file?

If you are still unable to open the .NFB file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .NFB file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .nfc – Nokia, .nff – Autodesk, .nfi – Netflix, .nfi – Dream Multimedia, .nfl – Nokia. 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 .NFB file with the NbuExplorer, Nokisoft Noki programs on Windows.