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NAP File Extension

NAPLPS Vector Image Metafile

What is NAP file?

NAP filename suffix is mostly used for NAPLPS Vector Image Metafile files. Files with NAP extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. NAP file belongs to the Raster Image Files category just like 505 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports NAP files is CorelDRAW. On the official website of Corel Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theCorelDRAW software, but also about NAP and other supported file formats.

Programs which support NAP file extension

Programs that can handle NAP files are as follows. Files with NAP suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support NAP file

Windows Windows

How to open file with NAP extension?

Problems with accessing NAP may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with NAP files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install CorelDRAW software

Install software to open NAP file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening NAP files is that no program that can handle NAP files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the CorelDRAW developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading CorelDRAW installed is by going to developer’s website (Corel Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of CorelDRAW

Update software that support file extension NAPIf the problems with opening NAP files still occur even after installing CorelDRAW, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of CorelDRAW is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that CorelDRAW cannot handle files with NAP may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using CorelDRAW.

Step 3. Assign CorelDRAW to NAP files

After installing CorelDRAW (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open NAP files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with NAP file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the NAP file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where CorelDRAW is installed, check the Always use this app to open NAP files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with NAP file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the NAP file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with NAP extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the NAP file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the NAP file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check NAP file for viruses
1. Verify that the NAP in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the NAP file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. NAP file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the NAP file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic NAP file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with NAP extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the NAPLPS Vector Image Metafile file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open CorelDRAW

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support NAP files. Close all running programs and try opening the NAP file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with NAPLPS Vector Image Metafile file. It may be the case that the NAP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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