File Extension Library

.NKEY File Extension

  • Category: System Files

What are .NKEY files and how to open them?

Can't open .NKEY file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .NKEY file.

What is a .NKEY file extension?

.NKEY file extension has been classified as System Files.

.NKEY is Silicon Graphics Onyx4 data

The nkey file extension is associated with the Silicon Graphics Onyx4 computers and used for one of the system file.

Located within the var folder. The N in the extension is replaced by a number indicating number of servers, thus can be found as 3key, 4key, 5key etc. extension.

.NKEY file format is deprecated and this file format is no longer supported.

Currently, .NKEY file type is not actively used and is obsolete. This usually happens with system files in older operating systems, files from long-discontinued software, or with previous versions of some file types (documents, projects, images, etc.) that were replaced in later versions of the original programs.

How to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .nkey file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to fix problems with .NKEY files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .NKEY files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .NKEY file format
  2. You need to check the .NKEY file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)