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

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .nkx extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .nkx file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .NKX file?

The .NKX file extension stands for Kontakt Monolith Container File. The development of this file was done by Native Instruments. The format of this file is binary, and it is a audio related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .NKX file?

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

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

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .nkx file on Windows 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: Locating your .NKX 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 .NKX file on Mac

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

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: Finding your .NKX 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: 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. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .NKX file?

If you are still unable to open the .NKX file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .NKX file.nl – Natron Layout File, .nl – Kdan Mobile, .nl2script – Mad Data, .nlelem – Mad Data, .nlm – Nokia. 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 .NKX file with the Native Instruments Kontakt program on Windows and Native Instruments Kontakt program on Mac.