NLS File - opening and understanding

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

What is a NLS file?

NLS is an acronym for National Language Support. Files that contain the .nls file extension are most commonly associated with the Microsoft Windows operating system.

The NLS files that are used by the Microsoft Windows operating system contain the language translation information that the Windows operating system uses to convert languages between different character sets. If a user's NLS files aren't configured properly, his or her operating system will be unable to properly convert languages during computer use.

The Troj/Agent-GIS software also uses the .nls file extension.

How to open NLS 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 NLS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different NLS openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension NLS

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
Flash Movie PlayerFlash Movie PlayerUser submitted
progeCAD Professional EnglishprogeCAD Professional EnglishUser submitted
TimetableTimetableUser submitted
BSPlayerBSPlayerUser submitted
SingularLogic Report ViewerSingularLogic Report ViewerUser submitted
Embarcadero RadPHP XE2Embarcadero RadPHP XE2User submitted
Any Video Converter FreeAny Video Converter FreeUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with NLS-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 NLS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!