what opens a .nal file ?

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While one could make a guess based on the extension of the file, it would however be more effective to use a content analyzer to search for known Identifiers with the file itself, as known as file characterization tools.  A file can be named (or renamed to)  anything, after all.

If any of the tools below fail to help you, copy and paste the first 20 bytes of a file here so further review.  You can always open the file with a text (or hex) editor to determine if it's clear text or binary.

TrID - File Identifier
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Top Expert 2013

This is a fairly uncommon file type.  Why are you asking?  Are you getting any (error) messages?  What are you doing when the issue arises?
This is most likely a System Management Server network abstraction layer file format file.  
The link awawada provided gives some other possibilities.  Another is NimbleGen ArrayScribe array layout file format.
Do any of these seem the application involved?
Top Expert 2013

Process Explorer may also help identify the program involved..

Why do you ask about the file?

It's a while since I used WinInstall but, from what I remember, the NAI file is the native file format for WinInstall, if you were using that product for the deployment as well.

When creating an MSI, WinInstall uses the NAI as a list of source files (and registry data) for the MSI.

If you delete it, the only way to recreate your files would be to perform an admin install from the MSI.
Doing this will mean that you wouldn't get you your registry data: for that, you'd need to go to each key and export it to a .REG.

Leave the NAI where it is.



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