Files with .NZB filename extension store indexing data for NewzBin Usenet (NNTP) searches. NZB files save data in XML-based text format. NZB files share some similarities with torrent files as they also contain information about the location of binary resources on the Usenet network.
NZB files are generated by NewzBin indexing services and allow browsing files divided into categories such as applications, movies, music, or books. NZB files contain:
NZB is a text file and thus it is possible to open it using any text editor or a web browser.
NZB files were created by NewzBiz service as index files and allowed users to download files using a dedicated program. NewzBiz was shut down in 2012 due to copyright infringement. Usenet network was created in the 1980s and is getting less popular each year.
The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support NZB files. NZB files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing NZB may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to NewzBin Usenet Index Format 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 NZB files.
Problems with opening and working with NZB files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with NZB files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select NewsLeecher or one of the recommended programs (for example, Newsman Pro, SuperNZB, News Rover) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit NewsLeecher website and download the installer.
You still cannot access NZB files although NewsLeecher is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that NewsLeecher cannot handle files with NZB may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of NewsLeecher should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of NewsLeecher installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage NZB 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 NZB file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the NZB is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the NZB file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the NZB 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. If the NZB file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
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 NewzBin Usenet Index Format file.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with NZB extension. In this case close the other applications.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with NewzBin Usenet Index Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with NZB files affecting older versions of given software.
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