A free utility that enables users to attach documents to any Microsoft NAV record with a simple drag and drop.

NavXtender from Insight Works is a free utility that enables users to attach documents to any Microsoft Dynamics NAV record with a simple drag and drop. With NavXtender, you’ll easily associate customer POs to orders; invoices to POs; quality documents to receipts; or any other file to any card in NAV.

There is no need to maintain an independent file storage system, and you can forget about having to pass around documents using email. Easily attach documents to your NAV records making them accessible when you need them, without having to search for them, and making them available to other NAV users.

NavXtender is designed specifically for the Business Central Windows Role Tailored Client.

NavXtender does not require you to make any modifications* to existing pages in NAV.

  • Save significant time by not having to search for files. Files are stored with your NAV record so you, and others, always know where they are.
  • Don’t lose another document. By attaching your documents to NAV records they are available when you need them.
  • Fire and floods can’t destroy your digital documents like they can paper.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint by eliminating the need to manage paper documents.

Easy to use. Even easier to set up.

Simple to set up

There is no need to involve your IT department. Setup is quick and simple – you’ll be using NavXtender in under two minutes. You don’t need to make any changes to pages in your NAV platform for it to work. Just download NavXtender, install the file and start dragging your docs.

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Deploy NavXtender across your entire organization

NavXtender is easily deployed as a stand-alone utility or integrated with NAV Record Links.

Feature Stand Alone Integrated
Easy to use Yes Yes
Drag-and-drop files Yes Yes
Creates “Record Links” in NAV No Yes
Configuration requires NAV object import No Yes
Cost per user $0 $0

Frequently Asked Questions

NavXtender is designed to work on either Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016. NavXtender may work on other operating systems.

Currently NavXtender supports English, Spanish (Mexico), and French (Canadian).

NavXtender is easy to install. Simply download the installation file from the Insight Works’ website and install it. That’s it! After installation, to attach documents, you easily drag files onto your NAV records.

The integrated version of NavXtender requires someone with administrator privileges to import a codeunit into Dynamics NAV. Watch the installation video.

NavXtender does not require that any changes be made to your installation of Dynamics NAV for basic file association. To create record links when a file is dropped, you simply need to import a single new codeunit.

NaxXtender will accept all common document types including .pdf, .docx, xlsx, pptx, .html, .txt, .zip, .jpg, .png, .gif, and more. You can even drag email messages directly from Microsoft Outlook and store them as an .msg file within NAV.

You can but it is more efficient to use NavXtender. By attaching your documents to NAV records, there is no need to access another application to view related documents. The documents are easily accessible, don’t get misfiled and others can access them.

The only difference between the two versions of NavXtender is the integrated version creates “Record Links” within Dynamics NAV. The “Record Links” button enables you to access your attached documents. The stand-alone version also enables you to access your attached documents from the associated NAV record however it does not use the “Record Links” feature. To integrate NavXtender, configuration requires a NAV object import.

There is no limit to the number of documents that can be attached to a NAV record.

Yes it is. NavXtender is free to use for personal and commercial use. Anyone planning to install the utility must download their own copy from Insight Works. Insight Works does not permit the sharing of the installation file.

NavXtender is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit. The correct version to install is based on your NAV client being 32-bit or 64-bit and NOT on the version of your Windows operating system. If you’re running NAV 2015 or older, you should install the 32-bit version. If you’re running NAV 2016 or newer, you likely need the 64-bit version of NavXtender. When both NavXtender and NAV are running, NavXtender will provide a warning in the event the 64-bit version is not compatible, in which case, the 32-bit version should be installed instead.

If you want to take advantage of NAV’s built-in “Record Links”, you’ll need to install the integrated version of NavXtender. The process isn’t overly complicated however you may need to enlist the help of your IT support. For complete instructions, review this video.

* Installation of the stand-alone version of NavXtender does not require support from your IT professionals. The integrated version of NavXtender does require someone with administrator privileges to import a codeunit.


Licensing: Free

Not applicable. NavXtender is a free app.

Business Central/NAV Compatibility

Dynamics NAV 2013
Dynamics NAV 2015
Dynamics NAV 2016
Dynamics NAV 2017
Dynamics NAV 2018

Typical User

Anyone who uses Microsoft Business Central/NAV Windows Role Tailored Client and needs to attach a document to a Business Central record.

Release Date

June 2017



Related Apps

Self-install. Microsoft Partner support not typically required.


Well documented on the Insight Works’ Knowledge Base. View the documentation here.


Free apps are supported via the Insight Works’ Knowledge Base and Forum. For one-on-one support, please contact your Microsoft Partner.

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