How to open NTFS files

Did your computer fail to open a NTFS file? We explain what NTFS files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your NTFS files.

What is a NTFS file?

The NTFS file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the NTFS file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the NTFS file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about NTFS files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

Various NTFS openers

These apps are known to open certain types of NTFS files. Since many different programs may use NTFS files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific NTFS file.

7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverUser submitted
Free Zip OpenerFree Zip OpenerUser submitted
HanZipHanZipUser submitted
Free Zip ViewerFree Zip ViewerUser submitted
Ashampoo ZIP ProAshampoo ZIP ProUser submitted
StarPort Drivers for PowerArchiver Virtual Drive EmulatorStarPort Drivers for PowerArchiver Virtual Drive EmulatorUser submitted
CoffeeZipCoffeeZipUser submitted
Ashampoo ZIP FreeAshampoo ZIP FreeUser submitted
Free Ultimate File OpenerFree Ultimate File OpenerUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with NTFS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with NTFS-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!