How to open NWB files

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

What is a NWB file?

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

While we do not yet describe the NWB 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 NWB 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 NWB openers

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

Capture NXCapture NXUser submitted
Nikon Capture EditorNikon Capture EditorUser submitted
Nord Sound ManagerNord Sound ManagerUser 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 NWB-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 NWB-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!