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NARC File Extension

Nintendo DS Archive Format
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What is NARC file?

NARC filename suffix is mostly used for Nintendo DS Archive Format files. Nintendo DS Archive Format specification was created by Nintendo. NARC file format is compatible with software that can be installed on system platform. Files with NARC extension are categorized as Game Files files. The Game Files subset comprises 1509 various file formats. The most popular program for handling NARC files is NDS Editor, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support NARC file extension

Files with NARC 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 NARC file

How to open file with NARC extension?

Problems with accessing NARC may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Nintendo DS Archive Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install NDS Editor

Install software to open NARC file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports NARC files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing NDS Editor or different compatible program, such as NARC Explorer. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download NDS Editor installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update NDS Editor to the latest version

Update software that support file extension NARCIf the problems with opening NARC files still occur even after installing NDS Editor, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of NDS Editor is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of NDS Editor installed, it may not support NARC format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using NDS Editor.

Step 3. Associate Nintendo DS Archive Format files with NDS Editor

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

Associate software with NARC file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the NARC with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the NDS Editor installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open NARC files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with NARC file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the NARC file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 NARC extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the NARC for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper NARC file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

Should it happed that the NARC is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. NARC file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with NARC extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic NARC file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the NARC file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run NDS Editor

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with NARC extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Nintendo DS Archive Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the NARC files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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