File Extension NES

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    Nintendo Entertainment System ROM Image
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Have you encountered a problem with a NES 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 NES file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your NES file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


Files are image files (ROM images) of the game cartridges used by the Nintendo Entertainment System video game console. These files can now only be used with an NES emulator. There are emulators for each system (Windows, Linux, Mac), but there are some compatibility issues with certain games and some hardware configurations.

The NES emulators are generally available for free.

Programs which can open a NES file

How to open a NES file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the NES 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 NES 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 NES files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a NES file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all NES files.

Other issues

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

- verify that the NES 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 NES 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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