NEW File - opening and understanding

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

What is a NEW file?

The .new file extension is associated with two different types of computer files. In some cases plain text documents will be stored with the .new file extension.

The .new file extension is also used for files containing new information about an application or program.

How to open NEW 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 NEW for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different NEW openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension NEW

While we know of one file format using the .NEW 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 .NEW file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

EmbirdEmbirdUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
ArtWorksArtWorksUser submitted
WordPerfectWordPerfectUser submitted
MKEditorMKEditorUser submitted
EditPad ProEditPad ProUser submitted
sakura editorsakura editorUser submitted
Any Video Converter FreeAny Video Converter FreeUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with NEW-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 NEW-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!