Format of NoMachine files from v. 7 onwards

Added on: 2020-10-19 Last Modified: 2021-02-01
ID: AR10R01098 Applies To: NoMachine Software

NoMachine v. 7 introduces a new format of files which distinguishes between their usage:

File Format Scope
.nxs connection file for desktop and web clients(*)
.nxw web connection via browser for desktop client
.nxr NoMachine video recording (readable by NoMachine client and multimedia players)
.nxv NoMachine video recording, legacy (readable only by NoMachine client)

(*) In order to use a connection file with web clients, please read the following guide

These files are all placed by default in the 'NoMachine directory' in the user's 'Documents' directory:

/Users/USERNAME/Documents/NoMachine on macOS
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\NoMachine on Windows
/home/USERNAME/Documents/NoMachine on Linux

or in the directory specified in the client UI.