ND2 File Extension

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Nikon NIS-Elements ND2 Image Format

What is ND2 file?

ND2 filename suffix is mostly used for Nikon NIS-Elements ND2 Image Format files. ND2 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. ND2 file belongs to the Raster Image Files category just like 399 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling ND2 files is NIS-Elements, but users can choose among 3 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Nikon Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theNIS-Elements software, but also about ND2 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ND2 file extension

Programs that can handle ND2 files are as follows. Files with ND2 extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support ND2 file

Updated: 04/08/2020

How to open file with ND2 extension?

Problems with accessing ND2 may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Nikon NIS-Elements ND2 Image 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. Install NIS-Elements software

Problems with opening and working with ND2 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ND2 files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing NIS-Elements or different compatible program, such as ImageJ, Bio-Formats, NIS-Elements Viewer. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ND2 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download NIS-Elements installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Nikon Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of NIS-Elements

If you already have NIS-Elements installed on your systems and ND2 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. The reason that NIS-Elements cannot handle files with ND2 may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of NIS-Elements is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign NIS-Elements to ND2 files

If you have the latest version of NIS-Elements installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ND2 on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the ND2 file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where NIS-Elements is installed, check the Always use this app to open ND2 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ND2 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ND2 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the ND2 file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ND2 file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the ND2 file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the ND2 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. ND2 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the ND2 file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with ND2 extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Nikon NIS-Elements ND2 Image Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle NIS-Elements

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ND2 extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Nikon NIS-Elements ND2 Image Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ND2 files.

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