There are 2 file types use the .NAR file extension:
1. Nexon game archive
Archive of assets used by the game Counter-Strike Online, a game developed by the South Korean company Nexon and based off of the Valve game Counter-Strike; contains textures, audio files, models, and other assets used during gameplay.
NOTE: NAR files are encoded differently than other archive files like .ZIP or .RAR and require special programs to extract.
Updated: January 6, 2015
2. Nokia Image Archive
A NAR file is a Zip compressed archive created by the Smart Cam or Refocus apps installed on Nokia and Microsoft Lumia smartphones. It contains multiple .JPG images and an .XML metadata file. NAR files are created when a user uses Smart Cam's Best Shot or Rich Capture features or edits an image in Smart Cam or Refocus.
Lumia phones' Smart Cam app allows users to take and edit photos. When users use a Smart Cam feature that produces multiple photos, such as capturing multiple images using the app's Best Shot or Rich Capture features, Smart Cam saves those photos in a NAR archive. After using Best Shot or Rich Capture, users typically select and save a photo they like best. That photo is saved as a JPG file, but the additional photos remain saved in the NAR archive.
Smart Cam and the Lumia Refocus app also produce NAR archives when users edit a photo. For example, if a user alters an image's focus in Refocus, Refocus saves a NAR archive that includes the original and edited image. Each NAR archive also contains an XML metadata file, which describes various attributes of the archive's images.
To view the images a NAR archive contains, you must first decompress the archive. You can use any Zip decompression utility, such as 7-Zip (Windows), Apple Archive Utility (Mac), or B1 Free Archiver (cross-platform) to decompress your NAR archive.
After you decompress your archive, you can view the images it contains using any image viewing application.
|Apple Archive Utility||Bundled|
|B1 Free Archiver||Open Source|
|ComcSoft Corporation iZip||Free+|
|Corel WinZip Mac||Commercial|
|Incredible Bee Archiver||Commercial|
|Pengui Zhao Zip & RAR File Extractor||Free+|
|RARLAB RAR for Android||Freeware|
|Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe||Commercial|
|Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac||Commercial|
Updated: December 21, 2020