NRO File Type

- The quick facts

What are NRO files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a NRO file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a NRO file?

A .NRO file is a Nintendo Switch executable file. Through our analysis of NRO files, we know that one use of the format is Nintendo Switch executable. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open NRO files

Important: Different programs may use files with the NRO file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your NRO file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: April 16, 2011

Suggest another file format using extension NRO

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