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.npl File Extension

Developer: Nokia
File type: Playlist File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .npl. Files with the file extension .npl can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .npl files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .npl file?

The NPL file extension is also known as the Nokia Playlist File which was developed by Nokia. It is a file format of media files or playlist created with Nokia Multimedia Player. It is a media playback program included in the Nokia PC Suite. It may include references to audio and video files, and multimedia message files, but does not contain the actual referenced files themselves. NPL files are generated automatically and are easy to install on user’s phone by clicking or dragging the icon that corresponds to the playlist on the Nokia Multimedia player to the phone’s icon. To create a playlist with Nokia Multimedia Player, select File then click “Save playlist”. Once the playlist is deleted, the NPL files are removed automatically. They do not work on other cellular phones and MP3 players. Files in NPL format can be opened with Nokia Multimedia Player in Microsoft Windows platforms.

how to open a .npl file?

Launch a .npl file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .npl file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .npl files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .npl file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .npl file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .npl file association errors

applications that open a .npl file

Nokia Suite

Nokia Suite

Nokia Suite, formerly Nokia Ovi Suite, is an application for Nokia users to hook up their devices with Microsoft Windows. It can synchronize contacts, calendar, messages, photos, videos and music between a Nokia device and a PC. Mobile devices utilize the Symbian OS for installations and the installer archives used by Symbian are known as SIS files. Well known mobile devices utilize Symbian OS, meaning SIS files are important in almost all mobile devices especially when it comes to installing applications. It requires "makesis" command line tool in generating SIS files and this tool comes with the CreateSIS program. SIS files can be opened by moving them to the suitable mobile device or the device using the Symbian OS but most of the time, SIS files are helpful for setting up themes in an S60 phone. After SIS files are moved, they can be viewed on the mobile device. Mobile phone programs such as the Nokia Suite can open SIS files. This is an application that enables the transfer of data on the computer such as photos, music and videos to the mobile phone and vice versa.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .npl files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .npl. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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