Did you find or received NEF file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is NEF file extension and how you can open it.

What is a NEF file ext?

The .NEF file extension identifies raw image files generated by Nikon's range of digital cameras. In the context of digital cameras .NEF files contain the raw unprocessed data collected from the digital camera's image sensor.

How to open a NEF file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like NEF. When you double click on the NEF file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received NEF files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with NEF files

Scan the file
Before trying to open NEF files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Update
Unable to open NEF files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open NEF file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to NEF by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many NEF file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension NEF you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a registry scan.

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