Native Instruments Kontakt – Related files and extensions explained
A Kontakt instrument might often include different file types while others might not. Essentially all you need for a plain basic Kontakt instrument is the samples and the .nki (instrument file). So what are all the other file types?
.NDX – Kontakt Index File
.NICNT – Kontakt Activation File
.NKI – Kontakt Instrument File
.NKM – Kontakt Multi File
.NKB – Kontakt Instrument Bank
.NKP – Kontakt Preset File
.NKR – Kontakt Rresource File
.NCW – Kontakt Lossless Compression Audio File
.NKX – Kontakt Protected Monolith
Kontakt Player files: These Kontakt monolith container files consist of the digital audio sample data combined with associated patch details, and these pieces of data can also be separately stored in multiple files to allow users with easier options for using their audio samples with other audio sample editing and development applicat
.NKC – Kontakt Cache File
The .nkc file contains information about .NKX/.NKI audio samples for KONTAKT samples library. (Has a list on which position each file within a monolith starts).
So now you know what all these file formats are on your computer. If you have any questions just leave them in the comments and I will try to answer them.