File Extension NAP

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    NAPLPS Vector Image Metafile
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Have you encountered a problem with a NAP file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a NAP file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your NAP file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The NAP suffix identifies files that contain vector drawings in NAPLPS format. The images are described in the NAPLPS (North American Presentation Level Protocol Syntax), a graphical language. The NAPLPS format was developed for use in teletext or videotex systems and enabled the efficient and resolution-independent transmission and display of images using ASCII characters. NAPLPS is an ANSI standard used until the early 1990s for BBSs (Bulletin Board System) and teletext.

Programs which can open a NAP file

How to open a NAP file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the NAP file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a NAP file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support NAP files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a NAP file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all NAP files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with NAP there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the NAP file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the NAP file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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