NAM file format description

Many people often share .nam files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .nam files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .nam files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .nam files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .nam file format.

5 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.nam - Novell Netware Namespace Data

The NAM configuration files are related to Novell Netware. The NAM file is a Novell Netware Namespace Data. Novell NetWare is a server operating system used primarily for business and educational network environments.

Application:Novell Netware
Category:Configuration files
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Novell Netware Namespace Data related extensions:

  • mmrx MADRIX 3 MIDI Remote Configuration Data
  • nmpi Navicat for MariaDB Import Wizard Profile
  • nmpb Navicat for MariaDB Backup Profile
  • ecf Microsoft Outlook Extension Configuration File
  • cshrc C Shell Startup Configuration File
  • iddx Adobe InDesign Static Defaults File

.nam - Aqua3D Network Data

The NAM data files are related to Aqua3D. The NAM file is an Aqua3D Network Data. Aqua3D is a 3D network visualization tool used for visualizing underwater simulations. The Aqua3D seems to be no longer supported.

Category:Data files
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Aqua3D Network Data related extensions:

  • ssl CorelFlow Smart Library
  • nbj U.S. Military Campgrounds Directory Software Data
  • wdsp WebDrive Data
  • nbib NCBI PubMed Export File
  • hpid HP Instant Delivery Software Data
  • pti Punch! Home Design Texture Info

.nam - DMAP Names Dictionary Data

The NAM data files are related to DMAP. The NAM file is a DMAP Names Dictionary Data. DMAP for Windows is mapping software designed specifically for producing Distribution Maps and Coincidence Maps which are displayed in colour on-screen, with multiple zoom capability.

Category:Data files
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DMAP Names Dictionary Data related extensions:

  • bdy DMAP Boundary Data

.nam - DB-MAIN Reserved Names Data

The NAM data files are related to DB-MAIN. The NAM file is a DB-MAIN Reserved Names Data. DB-MAIN is a graphical CASE tool that supports most database engineering processes.

Category:Data files
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DB-MAIN Reserved Names Data related extensions:

  • ana DB-MAIN Analysis Assistant Script Data
  • anl DB-MAIN Analysis Assistant Library Data
  • dic DB-MAIN Generated Report
  • isl DB-MAIN Import/Export Text Data
  • lum DB-MAIN Binary Method Definition Data
  • lun DB-MAIN Project

.mfn - MODFLOW Name Dataset

The MFN data files are related to MODFLOW. The MFN file is a MODFLOW Name Dataset. MODFLOW is the USGS's modular hydrologic model. MODFLOW is considered an international standard for simulating and predicting groundwater conditions and groundwater/surface-water interactions.

Category:Data files
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MODFLOW Name Dataset related extensions:

  • bas MODFLOW Basic Package
  • bcf MODFLOW Block-Centered Flow Package
  • cbc MODFLOW Cell-by-cell Flow Data
  • dis MODFLOW Discretization Package
  • evt MODFLOW Evapotranspiration Package
  • fdn MODFLOW Drawdown Data

Be careful.

It is important to understand that the .nam file extension is not limited to a particular set of applications. Other programs besides the intended ones can also use the .nam extension to create files. This includes potentially harmful programs or malware that may generate .nam files for various purposes. Be especially cautious with .nam files coming from untrusted or unknown sources.

Can't open a .nam file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize an extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .nam file

To set the .nam file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. Under the Default apps section, you will find various categories such as Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate, such as Photos for image files or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the desired app is not listed, click on More apps to see additional options or click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps in the Store.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set .nam file association. Many applications can open .nam files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

The .nam file extension is often given incorrectly

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. Our goal in providing this list is to help users find the right information more easily and enhance their overall search experience on our website.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

am, anm, bam, gam, ham, jam, mam, na, nal, nan, nm, nma, nwm, nxm

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .nam filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .nam:

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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