A nes file extension is related to iNES an emulator of classic NES and Famicom videogame consoles from Nintendo. A nes file stores ROM-image captured from NES game cartridge.

There is one other file type using
the NES file extension!

nes file icon.nes - Nessus attack scripting language key file

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Software that works with nes file extension

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NES file extension - Nintendo Entertainment System ROM image

What is nes file? How to open nes files?

File type specification:

Emulator file type icon Emulator file type

The nes file extension is associated with iNES (Nintendo Entertainment System) ROM-image files.

The nes file contain same data as the original cartridge and can be played using NES emulators on both MAC and PC platforms.

The default software associated to nes file type:

iNES picture or screenshot

iNES  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Marat Fayzullin

iNES is a program that emulates Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Famicom videogame consoles on your computer.

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How to play old game classics on Mac

Run NES games on PC

Help how to open NES files:

Several Nintendo emulators like iNES are able to work with *.nes files.

How to convert file with extension NES:

As far as we know, this .nes file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 4E 45 53 1A

Related links:

Emulator Zone website

Marat Fayzullin website

List of software applications associated to the .nes file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open nes file, edit nes file, convert nes file, view nes file, play nes file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the nes files.

  • Open nes file
  • Import nes file

Software that open nes file - Nintendo Entertainment System ROM image

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open nes file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with nes file by default:
Other suggested software:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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