What is a .NUPKG File And How To Open It – NuGet (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .nupkg extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .nupkg file extension and how to open it.

What is a .NUPKG file?

The .NUPKG file extension comes from NuGet Package. This file extension belongs to the developer NuGet. This development related file is in zip format.

What to know

There are currently 7 software that can open the .nupkg file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .NUPKG file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .NUPKG file on various operating systems.

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .nupkg file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the RARLAB WinRAR software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Microsoft File Explorer, 7-Zip, Corel WinZip and RARLAB WinRAR software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .NUPKG 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 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 RARLAB WinRAR software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .NUPKG file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Corel WinZip Mac software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Apple Archive Utility and Corel WinZip Mac software.

Step 2

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

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Corel WinZip Mac software that 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 .NUPKG file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the B1 Free Archiver software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is B1 Free Archiver.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .NUPKG file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the B1 Free Archiver software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .NUPKG file?

If you are still unable to open the .NUPKG file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .NUPKG file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .nupkg – Intego. 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 .NUPKG file with the RARLAB WinRAR, Microsoft File Explorer, 7-Zip, Corel WinZip programs on Windows, Corel WinZip Mac, Apple Archive Utility programs on Mac and B1 Free Archiver software on Linux.