NAV File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a NAV file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .NAV files.

What is a NAV file?

Files that contain the .nav file extension are used by a variety of software applications for a number of different file formats.

The .nav file suffix is most commonly used for extension files that are utilized for a variety of MSN applications, such as MSN component files.

The .nav file extension is also used by the Counter-Strike computer game. These NAV files contain the mesh files that are referenced by the gaming application during a user’s game play.

The AirNav software also uses the .nav file suffix. These NAV files contain the image files that are saved by the software.

How to open NAV files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension NAV for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 4 different NAV openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension NAV

While we know of one file format using the .NAV file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .NAV file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

ThinkPad UltraNav WizardThinkPad UltraNav WizardUser submitted
NavigationNavigationUser submitted
sakura editorsakura editorUser submitted
IBM ThinkPad UltraNav WizardIBM ThinkPad UltraNav WizardUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with NAV-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with NAV-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!