Files with nks file extension are special audio sample archives in proprietary Native Instruments format used in its software like Traktor or Kontakt

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NKS file extension - Native Instruments archive

What is nks file? How to open nks files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The nks file extension is used for a special encoded archive files. These NKS archives are proprietary files used in Native Instruments programs, such as Traktor or Kontakt Player.

A typical .nks file contains audio samples usable in synthetizers. These files are encrypted and cannot be extracted in 3rd party programs.

The default software associated to open nks file:

Traktor icon

Native Instruments, Inc. logoTraktor  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Native Instruments, Inc.

A music mixing application, TRAKTOR for DJs that is able to works with many hardware DJ controllers available on market.


Native Instruments, Inc. logoKONTAKT  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Native Instruments, Inc.

A dedicated audio sampler for Microsoft Windows, KONTAKT delivers a number of large-scale enhancements, extending the creative power of the industry standard sampler further than ever before.

Help how to open:

NI software like KONTAKT or TRAKTOR should be able to work with this file type.

How to convert:

You cannot just simply convert this file type, it is encrypted to protect the licensed content. However, you may find some extraction tools.

Find conversions from nks file:

nks to nki

nks to nkx

Find converter to nks file type:

nki to nks

List of software applications associated to the .nks file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open nks file, edit nks file, convert nks file, view nks file, play nks file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting nks files.

Software that open nks file - Native Instruments archive

Programs supporting the exension nks on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open nks file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with nks file by default:
Traktor small icon Traktor
Other suggested software:
unnks - nks and nkx file unpacker

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