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.
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.
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.
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.
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 The reason that Microsoft Visual Studio cannot handle files with NMK may be that the software is outdated.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.
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
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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