The File Extensions Database


.NICNT File Extension

  • Developer by: Native Instruments, Inc.
  • Category: Various data Files

What is an .NICNT file?

.NICNT is Native Instruments KONTAKT library

The nicnt file extension is associated with the Native Instruments KONTAKT, a professional software sampler for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS  X (macOS) operating systems.

The typical nicnt file contains various data related to the KONTAKT sample library.


How to open:

You can import these libraries to NI Kontakt. It is unlikely any other program can work with *.nicnt files.

How to convert:

Some sort of export using NI Kontakt is perhaps possible, but a straight conversion is unlikely.

How to solve problems with NICNT files

  • Associate the NICNT file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any NICNT file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.NICNT files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the NICNT file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .NICNT is Native Instruments KONTAKT library. Because only the current version supports the latest NICNT file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Native Instruments, Inc. manufacturer website after an available .NICNT is Native Instruments KONTAKT library update.
  • To make sure that your NICNT file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.