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Windows XP can?t read a NAF file? Help needed

by grexter / October 9, 2007 10:03 AM PDT

Hi guys,

I?m trying to install a music software on my pc (that doesn?t have internet connection). So first I got an ?AuthorizationRequest? file that I copied on a CD then put it on a internet-connected computer (also xp) then got a ?AuthorizationReturn.naf? file. Then I?m supposed to save it on a CD and bring it back to my music computer to complete the activation process. But when I do that, I get a message asking me with what software should Windows XP open that .naf file? ???

Any advice would be greatly appreciated



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Some advice ...
by Edward ODaniel / October 9, 2007 1:46 PM PDT

How about telling us what software you are trying to install rather than keeping it a deep dark secret? Often knowing the software provides the answer. Usually its installation instructions provide adequate guidance.

The *.naf file might just be a compressed file and if so WinRar will open it.

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opening the naf file..
by grexter / October 9, 2007 7:29 PM PDT
In reply to: Some advice ...

the software i'm trying to install is Native Instruments Battery 3 (a drum sampler). in their instructions manual they dont get into that kind of detail (what software to use to open the Naf file) as you go through the steps it just tells you open it it. its my computer (windows xp) that asks me what software to use to open the naf file


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Re: .naf
by Kees Bakker / October 9, 2007 7:41 PM PDT
In reply to: opening the naf file..

Although it could be a compressed file and be opened by winrar ( that would probably not help, because the next question would be what program to use to open the file it contains. It's useless, of course, to open such a file with any standard Windows XP application.

So I suppose it must be opened by one of the programs you just installed and are trying to activate. If nothing is to be found in the help file, try all those programs or contact their customer service dept.

It might be easier to connect this PC to Internet for a while.


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by grexter / October 9, 2007 9:25 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: .naf

thanks for a timely reply

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In that case you should ...
by Edward ODaniel / October 10, 2007 4:10 AM PDT
In reply to: opening the naf file..
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