What is a .NWV File And How To Open It – Nuance (Visual Guide)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .nwv extension. 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 .nwv file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .NWV file?

The file extension .NWV is from Dragon NaturallySpeaking User Archive.This file extension was developed by Nuance. The file is a settings related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .NWV file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 13 software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .NWV 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 Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 13 software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .NWV file?

If you cannot open the .NWV file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .NWV file.nxc – John Hansen, .nxg – Motorola, .nxl – Nextlabs, .ny – Nyquist, .nyf – Wjj Software. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .NWV file with the Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 13 program on Windows.