What is a .NSR File And How To Open It – Tenable Network Security (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

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

What is a .NSR file?

The file extension .NSR is Nessus Security Report File. The development of this file was done by Tenable Network Security. The file has the text format, and it is a data related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .nsr file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .NSR file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .NSR file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Tenable Network Security Nessus software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Tenable Network Security Nessus software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .NSR 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 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 Tenable Network Security Nessus software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .NSR file on Mac

The .nsr file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Tenable Network Security Nessus software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Tenable Network Security Nessus.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .NSR 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Tenable Network Security Nessus software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .NSR file on Linux

The .nsr file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the Tenable Network Security Nessus software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Tenable Network Security Nessus software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .NSR 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Tenable Network Security Nessus software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .NSR file?

If you cannot open the .NSR file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .NSR file.nss – Perion, .nst – Microsoft, .nsv – Nullsoft, .nsx – NS BASIC, .nsz – nicoboss. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .NSR file with the Tenable Network Security Nessus program on Windows, Tenable Network Security Nessus program on Mac and Tenable Network Security Nessus software on Linux.