How to open NAR files

Did your computer fail to open a NAR file? We explain what NAR files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a NAR file?

NAR files are Nokia Archive files, which you can read more about below.

The NAR file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a NAR opener may not be able to open all kinds of NAR files. In this case, though, we only know of one specific use.

Nokia Archive

Nokia developed the NAR file format for their mobile phone handsets. These NAR files are generated by a supported Nokia device to store one or more digital photos produced by the cameras that are embedded in these Nokia mobile phones. A .nar file also contains metadata details in XML format.

These NAR files are usually found in Nokia Lumia mobile phone handsets. This is why these image files are also known as Nokia Lumia Smart Cam files. This file format is a compressed archive that contains digital images and XML metadata details. Nokia Lumia's built-in camera can quickly take up to 10 snapshots and store these in a NAR file. Metadata details in XML format are also generated and stored by Nokia Lumia's Smart Cam software in the .nar file. To open files with the .nar extension, it is best to use Nokia Lumia's embedded Smart Cam software.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

NAR file openers, viewers, etc.

These apps are known to open certain types of NAR files. Remember, different programs may use NAR files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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