NRO file format description

Many people share .nro files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .nro file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .nro files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.nro - Nintendo Switch Executable

The NRO application files are related to Nintendo Switch. The NRO file is a Nintendo Switch Executable. The Nintendo Switch is a video game console developed by Nintendo.

Nintendo Switch
Application files
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Nintendo Switch Executable related extensions:
LunarCell Photoshop Plug-in
TWAIN Data Source
Windows Script Component File
EDIUS Plugin
VTech InnoTab Application
Nintendo 3DS Homebrew Launcher

Naturally, other applications may also use the .nro file extension. Even harmful programs can create .nro files. Be especially cautious with .nro files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .nro 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 a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .nro file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bro, gro, mro, ndo, neo, nfo, ngo, nor, nri, nrl, nrp, nto, rno, ro

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

iManage Data
Autonomy Interwoven Link
PrintShop Deluxe Brochure
Norton Guide Linker Object
Nendo Enhanced Native File
Nick-O-Matic Design Factory Project

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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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