NZB File Type- The quick facts
What are NZB files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a NZB 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 NZB file?
A .NZB file is a Newzbin Usenet Index file.
The Newzbin indexing service uses files that contain the .nzb file extension. Newzbin indexes the contents of a Usenet posting, such as the poster name, posting groups, file names, and a unique ID.
An NZB file can be used to gather the contents of a news feed from a Usenet posting. The NZB file will do this by downloading headers that are specific to a user's search criteria rather than downloading all of the headers in a particular newsgroup. NZB files are saved in the XML file format. This allows users to save bandwidth and time since the entire newsgroup list does not have to be updated while the files are being downloaded onto the user's computer.
How to open NZB files
We have identified 3 NZB openers that are compatible with this specific type of NZB file.
Programs that open Newzbin Usenet Index files
Last updated: July 4, 2021
Suggest another file format using extension NZB
While we know of one file format using the .NZB 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 .NZB file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of NZB files. Remember, different programs may use NZB files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.