What is a ._NWS File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Simple Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the ._nws extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the ._nws file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a ._NWS file?

The ._NWS file extension stands for Windows Live Mail Newsgroup Copy File. The developer of this file extension is Microsoft. The file is a miscellaneous file.

What to know

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

How to open a ._NWS file?

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

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

The ._nws file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Windows Live Mail software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your ._NWS 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, 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 Live Mail software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the ._NWS file?

If you cannot open the ._NWS file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the ._NWS file._playmusicid – Google, ._sys.lfo – Adware File, ._xls – Renamed Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (Legacy), ._xlsx – Renamed Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet, .{pb – Corel. 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 ._NWS file with the Microsoft Windows Live Mail program on Windows.