What is a .NKB File And How To Open It – Native Instruments (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .nkb extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .nkb file extension and how to open it.

What is a .NKB file?

The .NKB file extension stands for Kontakt Audio Bank. This file extension was developed by Native Instruments. The format of this audio related file is binary.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .nkb file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .NKB file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .NKB file on various operating systems.

How to open a .NKB file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .nkb file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Native Instruments Kontakt software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .NKB file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Native Instruments Kontakt software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .NKB file on Mac

The .nkb file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Native Instruments Kontakt software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .NKB file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Native Instruments Kontakt software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .NKB file?

If you are still unable to open the .NKB file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .NKB file.nkc – Native Instruments, .nki – Native Instruments, .nkit – Nintendo Kit Game ROM File, .nkm – Native Instruments, .nkm – Nintendo. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .NKB file with the Native Instruments Kontakt program on Windows and Native Instruments Kontakt program on Mac.