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NKB File Extension

Kontakt Audio Bank
  • Developer
    Native Instruments
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3 (1 votes)

What is NKB file?

NKB filename suffix is mostly used for Kontakt Audio Bank files. Kontakt Audio Bank format was developed by Native Instruments. NKB files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. NKB file belongs to the Audio Files category just like 763 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling NKB files is KONTAKT, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Native Instruments, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theKONTAKT software, but also about NKB and other supported file formats.

Programs which support NKB file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with NKB files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with NKB extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support NKB file

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS

How to open file with NKB extension?

Problems with accessing NKB may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with NKB files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with NKB files.

Step 1. Install KONTAKT software

Install software to open NKB file Problems with opening and working with NKB files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with NKB files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the KONTAKT developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support NKB files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit KONTAKT website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of KONTAKT and update if needed

Update software that support file extension NKBIf you already have KONTAKT installed on your systems and NKB files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that KONTAKT cannot handle files with NKB may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using KONTAKT.

Step 3. Associate Kontakt Audio Bank files with KONTAKT

If you have the latest version of KONTAKT installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage NKB on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with NKB file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the NKB file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the KONTAKT installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open NKB files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with NKB file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the NKB file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with NKB extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the NKB file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper NKB file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check NKB file for viruses
1. The NKB may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the NKB file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the NKB file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. NKB file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the NKB file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the NKB file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Kontakt Audio Bank file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open KONTAKT

If the systems has insufficient resources to open NKB files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Kontakt Audio Bank files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the NKB files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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