NAV is a file extension commonly associated with Id Tech 3 Bot Navigation Format files. Id Tech 3 Bot Navigation Format format was developed by Valve. NAV files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. NAV file format, along with 1459 other file formats, belongs to the Game Files category. Users are advised to use Counter-Strike: Source software for managing NAV files, although 3 other programs can also handle this type of file.
Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open NAV files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. NAV files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing NAV may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with NAV files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
Problems with opening and working with NAV files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with NAV files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Counter-Strike: Source or one to the listed programs: Quake 3, Half-Life: Counter Strike. 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 Counter-Strike: Source installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have Counter-Strike: Source installed on your systems and NAV files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why NAV files are not compatible with Counter-Strike: Source. The latest version of Counter-Strike: Source should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate NAV files with latest version of Counter-Strike: Source you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the NAV file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the NAV is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the NAV file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. NAV file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If the NAV file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 NAV extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with NAV extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Id Tech 3 Bot Navigation Format file. It may be the case that the NAV files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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