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NWV File Extension

Dragon NaturallySpeaking User Archive

What is NWV file?

NWV filename suffix is mostly used for Dragon NaturallySpeaking User Archive files. Nuance defined the Dragon NaturallySpeaking User Archive format standard. NWV files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. NWV file belongs to the Settings Files category just like 1290 other filename extensions listed in our database. Dragon NaturallySpeaking is by far the most used program for working with NWV files. On the official website of Nuance Communications, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theDragon NaturallySpeaking software, but also about NWV and other supported file formats.

Programs which support NWV file extension

Programs that can handle NWV files are as follows. NWV files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support NWV file

How to open file with NWV extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening NWV files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Dragon NaturallySpeaking User Archive files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with NWV files.

Step 1. Install Dragon NaturallySpeaking software

Install software to open NWV file Problems with opening and working with NWV files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with NWV files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Dragon NaturallySpeaking and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support NWV files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Dragon NaturallySpeaking website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking and update if needed

Update software that support file extension NWVIf the problems with opening NWV files still occur even after installing Dragon NaturallySpeaking, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Dragon NaturallySpeaking cannot handle files with NWV may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open NWV files to Dragon NaturallySpeaking

After installing Dragon NaturallySpeaking (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open NWV files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with NWV file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the NWV file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Dragon NaturallySpeaking is installed, check the Always use this app to open NWV files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with NWV file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected NWV file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with NWV extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the NWV is not faulty

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

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the NWV file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. NWV file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the NWV file’s structure is intact

If the NWV file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with NWV extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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 in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Dragon NaturallySpeaking

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Dragon NaturallySpeaking User Archive file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle NWV files.

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