Files with nkx extension can mainly be found as so called monoliths - encoded archives used in NI programs. Proprietary format.

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NKX file extension - Native Instruments Monolith data

What is nkx file? How to open nkx files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

File extension nkx is used for a special encoded archive files called Monoliths. These NKX Monoliths are proprietary files used in Native Instruments programs, such as Kontakt Player.

The nkx file contains both the audio samples and any other additional graphical content.

These .nkx files are different from .nks files in that each archive might have its own encryption key needed to extract the contents. These keys are usually supplied as part of the package containing the archives, but the exact location may vary and is dependent on the host operating system.

In Window the keys may be saved in the registry, in Mac OS X (macOS) probably in application property files. There is no universal and platform-independent way of accessing these.

The default software associated to open nkx file:


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:

Use Kontakt Player to work with *.nkx files or unnks software to extract the contents of NKX archives.

How to convert:

Looks like there was nice software called unnks that could extract NKX archives, however it is no longer available for download on the developer site.

Find conversions from nkx file:

nkx to nicnt

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Find converter to nkx file type:

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nks to nkx

List of software applications associated to the .nkx file extension

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open nkx file, edit nkx file, convert nkx file, view nkx file, play nkx file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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Software that open nkx file - Native Instruments Monolith data

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

Microsoft Windows:

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

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