NMK File Extension

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Microsoft Program Maintenance Utility Make
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Popularity
    3.6 (3 votes)

What is NMK file?

NMK filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Program Maintenance Utility Make files. Microsoft Program Maintenance Utility Make specification was created by Microsoft Corporation. Files with NMK extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. NMK file format, along with 992 other file formats, belongs to the Developer Files category. Microsoft Visual Studio is by far the most used program for working with NMK files. Microsoft Visual Studio software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about NMK files or the Microsoft Visual Studio software program.

Programs which support NMK file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support NMK files. Files with NMK 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 NMK file

How to open file with NMK extension?

Problems with accessing NMK may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with NMK files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Visual Studio

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports NMK files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Microsoft Visual Studio. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft Visual Studio website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio

You still cannot access NMK files although Microsoft Visual Studio is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Microsoft Visual Studio cannot handle files with NMK may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Microsoft Visual Studio is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Visual Studio to NMK files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate NMK files with latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio you have installed 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.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the NMK file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Visual Studio is installed, check the Always use this app to open NMK files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with NMK extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with NMK extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the NMK for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the NMK file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The NMK may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the NMK is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the NMK file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

Did you receive the NMK 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. When downloading the file with NMK 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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Microsoft Program Maintenance Utility Make file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Visual Studio

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with NMK extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Microsoft Program Maintenance Utility Make files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with NMK files affecting older versions of given software.

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