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What are NES files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a NES file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your NES files.

What is a NES file?

A .NES file is a Nintendo ROM image file.

Files that contain the .nes file extension store ROM image copies of a game that was initially intended for play on the Nintendo NES gaming system.

The NES file contains the same information that the NES cartridge originally contained, but the NES file allows the associated game to be played on a computer using an emulation application.

NES files make it possible for users to play popular NES games on their computer without the need for an actual NES gaming system or the original NES game cartridge. The user must, however, have the proper emulation software installed on their computer.

How to open NES files

We have identified four NES openers that are compatible with this specific type of NES file.

Programs that open Nintendo ROM image files

Jnes NES EmulatorJnes NES EmulatorVerified
Snes9X SNES EmulatorSnes9X SNES EmulatorVerified

Last updated: September 21, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
Dimenes rfDimenes rfUser submitted

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