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NKP File Extension

Kontakt Presets Format
  • Developer
    Native Instruments
  • Category
  • Popularity
    4.6 (3 votes)

What is NKP file?

NKP is a file extension commonly associated with Kontakt Presets Format files. Native Instruments defined the Kontakt Presets Format format standard. NKP files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. Files with NKP extension are categorized as Settings Files files. The Settings Files subset comprises 1290 various file formats. Users are advised to use KONTAKT software for managing NKP files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named KONTAKT was created by Native Instruments, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and NKP files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support NKP file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support NKP files. Files with NKP suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support NKP file

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS

How to open file with NKP extension?

Being unable to open files with NKP extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Kontakt Presets Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install KONTAKT

Install software to open NKP file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports NKP files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install KONTAKT. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support NKP files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download KONTAKT installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Native Instruments, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

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

Update software that support file extension NKPYou still cannot access NKP files although KONTAKT is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why NKP files are not compatible with KONTAKT. The latest version of KONTAKT should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign KONTAKT to NKP files

After installing KONTAKT (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open NKP files. 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 NKP file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the NKP file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where KONTAKT is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open NKP files and clicking OK.
Associate software with NKP file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with NKP extension, 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....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with NKP extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the NKP is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the NKP file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the NKP is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the NKP file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the NKP file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the NKP file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with NKP extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run KONTAKT

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support NKP files. Close all running programs and try opening the NKP file.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Kontakt Presets Format files. It may be the case that the NKP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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