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NES file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .nes file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .nes file?
  • What program do I need to open a .nes file?
  • How can the .nes file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .nes files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ NES ROM Image

NES file is a Nintendo Entertainment System ROM Image. The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is a popular 8bit game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo.
Category: Data files
Application: Nestopia
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
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NES related extensions:
Virtual Boy ROM

Atari 2600 ROM Image

Nintendo GameBoy ROM Image






Gamecube Disk Image

Compressed Gamecube Disk Image

Other types of files may also use the .nes file extension.

🚫 The .nes file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bes, ens, es, ges, hes, jes, mes, n3s, nds, nec, new, nex, nez, nfs, nrs

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

MongoDB Namespace File
NEC-JIS Encoded File
NEC Antenna Data
Hudson Entertainment Sound
Network File System Temporary
Jigsaw Ransomware Encrypted Data
TrimeTool MES Output
SpectraMagic NX Data
Bitter End MOBY POS Database
NeuroExplorer Data

🔴 Can't open a .nes file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .nes file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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