What is a .NWO File And How To Open It – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .nwo extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .nwo file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .NWO file?

The .NWO file extension is from NWChem Output File. It was developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The file is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .nwo file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .NWO file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Avogadro software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: NWChem and Avogadro.

Step 2

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

How to open a .NWO file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Avogadro software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use NWChem and Avogadro software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .NWO 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: 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 Avogadro software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .NWO file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Avogadro software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is NWChem and Avogadro.

Step 2

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

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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 Avogadro software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .NWO file?

If you cannot open the .NWO file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .NWO file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .nwp – Perion, .nwp – Autodesk, .nwp – Now Software, .nws – Microsoft, .nwv – Nuance. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .NWO file with the Avogadro, NWChem programs on Windows, Avogadro, NWChem programs on Mac and Avogadro, NWChem software on Linux.