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

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .nkp 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. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .nkp file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .NKP file?

The .NKP file extension is Kontakt Presets File. The creator of this file extension is Native Instruments. The file has the binary format, and it is a settings related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .NKP file?

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

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .nkp file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need 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 .NKP 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 right click on your file and choose “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 .NKP file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .nkp file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need 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 .NKP 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .NKP file?

If you are still unable to open the .NKP file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .NKP file.nks – Native Instruments, .nkx – Native Instruments, .nl – Natron Layout File, .nl – Kdan Mobile, .nl2script – Mad Data. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

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