What is a .NKM File And How To Open It – Native Instruments (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .nkm extension, but you have never seen this extension before? 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 .nkm file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .NKM file?

The .NKM file extension is Kontakt Multi Instrument File. It was developed by Native Instruments. This audio related file is in binary format.

What to know

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

How to open a .NKM file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .NKM file on various operating systems.

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

To open the .nkm file on Windows, please follow these 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: Locating your .NKM 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: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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 .NKM file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .nkm 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 .NKM file

2. The second step is locating 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: 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. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .NKM file?

If you are still unable to open the .NKM file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .NKM file.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 .NKM file with the Native Instruments Kontakt program on Windows and Native Instruments Kontakt program on Mac.