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

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .nkc extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .nkc file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .NKC file?

The .NKC file extension is Kontakt Library Data File. This file extension belongs to the developer Native Instruments. The format of this audio related file is binary.

What to know

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

How to open a .NKC file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .NKC file on various operating systems.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .nkc file 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 .NKC file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Native Instruments Kontakt software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .NKC file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .nkc file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

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 .NKC file

2. The second step is locating 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Native Instruments Kontakt software that 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 .NKC file?

If you are still unable to open the .NKC file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .NKC file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .nki – Native Instruments, .nkit – Nintendo Kit Game ROM File, .nkm – Native Instruments, .nkm – Nintendo, .nkp – Native Instruments. 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 .NKC file with the Native Instruments Kontakt program on Windows and Native Instruments Kontakt program on Mac.