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NUGET File Extension

NuGet Package
  • Developer
    Outercurve Foundation
  • Category
    Archive Files
  • Popularity
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What is NUGET file?

NUGET filename suffix is mostly used for NuGet Package files. Outercurve Foundation defined the NuGet Package format standard. NUGET file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. NUGET file format, along with 619 other file formats, belongs to the Archive Files category. NuGet is by far the most used program for working with NUGET files. On the official website of Outercurve Foundation developer not only will you find detailed information about theNuGet software, but also about NUGET and other supported file formats.

Programs which support NUGET file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support NUGET files. Files with NUGET 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 NUGET file

Windows Windows

How to open file with NUGET extension?

Problems with accessing NUGET may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with NUGET files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with NUGET files.

Step 1. Get the NuGet

Install software to open NUGET file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening NUGET files is that no program that can handle NUGET files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install NuGet. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading NuGet installed is by going to developer’s website (Outercurve Foundation) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

Update software that support file extension NUGETIf the problems with opening NUGET files still occur even after installing NuGet, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of NuGet 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 NuGet installed, it may not support NUGET format. The most recent version of NuGet is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open NUGET files to NuGet

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate NUGET files with latest version of NuGet you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with NUGET file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

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

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the NUGET 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 NUGET extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the NUGET file is complete and free of 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 NUGET file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the NUGET file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. NUGET file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the NUGET 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 NUGET extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

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

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

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with NuGet Package files. It may be the case that the NUGET files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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