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NOVA File Extension

Cryptic Game Data Archive Format

What is NOVA file?

NOVA filename suffix is mostly used for Cryptic Game Data Archive Format files. Files with NOVA extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. NOVA file format, along with 1509 other file formats, belongs to the Game Files category. Neverwinter Online is by far the most used program for working with NOVA files. On the official website of Cryptic Studios, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theNeverwinter Online software, but also about NOVA and other supported file formats.

Programs which support NOVA file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support NOVA files. NOVA files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support NOVA file

Updated: 09/01/2020

How to open file with NOVA extension?

Being unable to open files with NOVA extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with NOVA extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with NOVA files.

Step 1. Download and install Neverwinter Online

Install software to open NOVA file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening NOVA files is that no program that can handle NOVA files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Neverwinter Online and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support NOVA files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Neverwinter Online installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Cryptic Studios, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Neverwinter Online and update if needed

Update software that support file extension NOVAIf you already have Neverwinter Online installed on your systems and NOVA files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why NOVA files are not compatible with Neverwinter Online. The most recent version of Neverwinter Online is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Neverwinter Online to NOVA files

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

Associate software with NOVA file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the NOVA 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 Neverwinter Online installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open NOVA files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with NOVA file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with NOVA extension, 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....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with NOVA extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

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

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

Check NOVA file for viruses
1. Check the NOVA file for viruses or malware

If the NOVA is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. NOVA file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the NOVA 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. When downloading the file with NOVA extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Cryptic Game Data Archive Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Neverwinter Online

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

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 Cryptic Game Data Archive Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the NOVA files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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