.NPK File Extension

MikroTik Software Package

Developer MikroTik
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What is an NPK file?

An NPK file is a software package used to deliver and install updates to MikroTik routers. It contains MikroTik RouterOS software information, which includes IP address, IP service, ethernet interfaces, serial port, and local user management, email setup, bridge configuration, and package and system resource management information. NPK files are saved in a compressed binary package format.

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You most likely will only encounter NPK files if you own a MikroTik router. NPK files can be downloaded from the MikroTik website then uploaded to a MikroTrik router to update the RouterOS. The router needs to be rebooted before the update can be completed.

Here are some examples of NPK software package names and their contents:

  • advanced-tools - Contains information about network monitor and support for other advanced tools.
  • framerelay - Contains information about frame relay support for FarSync, Moxa C101, and Cyclades PC300 interfaces.
  • lcd - Contains information about LCD monitor support.
  • web-proxy - Contains information about squid based web proxy support

NOTE: MikroTik is a Latvian company that specializes in the development of routers and wireless IPS systems.

Common NPK Filenames

[name that describes the contents]-[version].npk - NPK filenames typically feature a name that refers to its contents and a version number, such as systm-2.0.npk or farsync-1.5.npk.

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Programs that open NPK files

Windows
Upload NPK file to MikroTrik router
Mac
Upload NPK file to MikroTrik router
Linux
Upload NPK file to MikroTrik router

n-Track Studio Wave Peak File

Developer n-Track
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2.0  |  1 Vote
 

An NPK file contains information referenced by n-Track Studio to display the waveform for an audio file played by the digital audio workstation (DAW). Users cannot open NPK files; n-track Studio automatically generates the files when recording or importing audio files (the DAW also converts the audio files to .WAV files) to increase the loading speed of waveforms. Also, users can delete NPK files, but n-Track Studio will generate them again when displaying the waveform for the WAV file.

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Screenshot of a .npk file in n-Track Studio 9
NPK file open in n-Track Studio 9

n-Track Studio is a professional-level DAW for recording, editing, and mixing audio. It includes various song production features, including a step sequencer, DEnoiser for reducing background noise, piano roll editor, and vocal and instrument modifying tools.

The software also provides a [UI|user_interface] that displays the waveform to provide a snapshot of WAVE recordings. You will likely find NPK files in the Audio\​.ImageCache location in the same folder you save the Song Project .SNG file.

Common NPK Filenames

[filename].wav.npk - The name of the NPK file is the same as the WAV file for which it stores the waveform peak.

How to open an NPK file

NPK files are not meant to be opened. Instead, n-Track Studio references an NPK file when playing the associated WAV file to display the waveform in the software.

Programs that open or reference NPK files

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