Files with nes extension are in most cases ROM-image captured from NES game cartridge, which are from iNES emulator of classic NES and Famicom videogame consoles from Nintendo. 

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

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Detailed description

Software that open nes file

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NES file extension - Nintendo Entertainment System ROM image

What is nes file? How to open nes files?

File type specification:

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

A .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 open nes file:

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.

Related articles:

How to play old game classics on Mac

Run NES games on PC

Help how to open:

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

How to convert:

Probably can be converted to other formats.

Find conversions from nes file:

nes to apk

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, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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'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 nes files.

Software that open nes file - Nintendo Entertainment System ROM image

Programs supporting the exension nes on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. 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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