NCW file format description

Many people often share .ncw 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 .ncw files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .ncw files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .ncw files.

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ncw - Native Instruments Kontakt Compressed Wave

The NCW audio files are related to Native Instruments Kontakt. The NCW file is a Native Instruments Kontakt Compressed Wave. Native Instruments Kontakt is a fully-featured software sampler, and in many ways, exceeds the abilities of classic hardware samplers.

Application:Native Instruments Kontakt
Category:Audio files
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Native Instruments Kontakt Compressed Wave related extensions:

  • vpm Garmin Voice Data
  • rbs Rebirth Song Data
  • f32 Floating-point Raw 32-bit Audio
  • pk7 Casio WK-6500 PK7 Package
  • nsla Nero Video Audio Data
  • s24 Seq24 Pattern Data

.nct - Nero Cover Designer Template

The NCT document files are related to Nero Cover Designer. The NCT file is a Nero Cover Designer Template. Nero Cover Designer is a program for creating and designing individual covers and labels.

Application:Nero Cover Designer
Category:Document files
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Nero Cover Designer Template related extensions:

  • ckd CADKEY Design Document
  • uop Uniform Office Format Presentation
  • zrtf Nisus Writer Pro Compressed RTF Document
  • p2d PointLineCAD 2D Document
  • dxb Duxbury Braille Document
  • icd IronCAD 3D Drawing Document

Be careful.

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

Can't open a .ncw 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 .ncw file

To set the .ncw 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 .ncw file association. Many applications can open .ncw files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

The .ncw 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:

bcw, cnw, cw, gcw, hcw, jcw, mcw, nc, nca, ncd, nce, ncs, ndw, nfw, nsw

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .ncw 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 .ncw:

Operating systems

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

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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