._NWS File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our ._NWS file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

_NWS File Recovery

What is a ._NWS file?

Newsgroup file created by Windows Live Mail (WLM); automatically generated when a user drags a newsgroup post or postings to the desktop; contains the same data as an .NWS file, except uses the "._nws" extension; can be renamed with the ".nws" extension and then opened in WLM.

What Are Common Causes of "._NWS" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes for "._NWS" files lost or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete "._NWS" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer systems.
  2. File system corruption: File system corruption can occur due to hardware issues, software conflicts, or power outages. This corruption can lead to the loss or failure of "._NWS" files.
  3. Virus or malware infection: Viruses or malware can infect and damage files, including "._NWS" files. This can result in loss or failure of the files.
  4. Software or application errors: Errors or glitches in software or applications that handle "._NWS" files can cause them to become lost or fail to open properly.
  5. Improper shutdown: If a computer is not shut down properly, such as during a power outage or system crash, it can lead to data loss or corruption, including "._NWS" files.
  6. Hardware failure: Hardware failures, such as a hard drive crash or failure, can result in the loss or failure of all files, including "._NWS" files.
  7. File transfer issues: Problems during file transfer, such as interrupted downloads or incomplete transfers, can cause "._NWS" files to become lost or corrupted.
  8. Incompatibility: Incompatibility issues between different software versions or operating systems can lead to the failure or loss of "._NWS" files.

It is important to regularly back up important files, including "._NWS" files, to prevent data loss in case of any of these common causes.

How to recover lost "._NWS" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important "._NWS" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a "._NWS" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering "._NWS" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover "._NWS" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

Partition Recovery™ 4.9
The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover "._NWS" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with "._NWS" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo windows Live Mail Newsgroup Copy File image file file?

Programs that open "._NWS" files

Microsoft Windows Live Mail Microsoft Windows Live Mail

Additional Information

  • File type: Windows Live Mail Newsgroup Copy File

  • File extension: ._NWS

  • Developer: Microsoft

  • Category: Misc Files

  • Format: N/A


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

Oleg Afonin

Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is the purpose of the "._NWS backup" file format?

    The "._NWS backup" file format is not a standardized or widely recognized file format. It is possible that this specific file format is used by a specific software or system for backup purposes. However, without more context or information about the software or system in question, it is difficult to determine the exact purpose of this file format. It is recommended to consult the documentation or support resources of the software or system to understand the purpose and usage of the "._NWS backup" file format.

  • How can I create a "._NWS backup" file for my data?

    To create a "._NWS backup" file for your data, you can follow these general steps:

    1. Determine the type of data you want to back up: Identify the specific files or folders you want to include in the backup. This could be documents, photos, videos, or any other type of data.
    2. Choose a backup method: Decide on the backup method you want to use. There are several options available, including manual copying, using backup software, or cloud storage services.
    3. Manual copying: If you prefer a simple approach, you can manually copy the files/folders to create a backup. This involves selecting the desired data, right-clicking, and choosing the "Copy" option. Then, navigate to the backup location, right-click, and select "Paste" to create a copy of the data.
    4. Backup software: Utilize backup software that offers more advanced features, such as scheduling regular backups or incremental backups (only backing up changes since the last backup). Popular backup software options include Acronis True Image, EaseUS Todo Backup, or Macrium Reflect.
    5. Cloud storage services: Consider using cloud storage services like Google Drive, Dropbox, or Microsoft OneDrive. These services provide automatic synchronization and backup of files and folders. Simply upload your data to the cloud storage service, and it will be automatically backed up.
    6. Rename the backup file: Once you have created the backup, rename the file or folder to include "._NWS" at the end. For example, if your backup is a folder called "My Documents," rename it to "My Documents._NWS" to indicate that it is a backup file.

    Remember to regularly update your backup to ensure the most recent version of your data is protected. Additionally, store the backup file in a secure location, such as an external hard drive, cloud storage, or another reliable backup medium.

  • Are "._NWS backup" files compatible across different operating systems and devices?

    The "._NWS backup" files are typically created by the Noteworthy Composer software for Windows. These files contain backup data for Noteworthy Composer files (.NWC).

    Since these files are specific to the Noteworthy Composer software, they may not be directly compatible with other operating systems or devices. The compatibility of these files depends on the availability of the Noteworthy Composer software on the target operating system or device.

    If you want to use these backup files on a different operating system or device, you may need to install Noteworthy Composer or a compatible software that can open and restore these backup files.

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