Kontakt 7 - adding 3rd party libraries

kripke Member Posts: 9 Newcomer
edited January 5 in Kontakt

I've just upgraded to Kontakt 7 and I'm trying to add my 3rd party libraries so they show up in the new style library display window.

When adding folders via Settings (cog wheel)>Import Content, I'm getting a few "Incompatible File" messages. I'm also getting some where no error message appears, but the folder just doesn't get added to the content display (even though it does show up the list of added folders under Import Content).

NB - All these instruments load perfectly well via the old style browser window.

Any guidance on what's causing these issues? Is there a fix or do I have to go back to using the old browser window.



  • Kaiwan_NI
    Kaiwan_NI Administrator Posts: 2,028 admin

    Hi @kripke can you please double-check if you followed the instructions on this page?

    How to Add Non-Player Libraries to KONTAKT 7's Browser

    Also make sure all the libraries are given full-disk access in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Full Disk Access just in case.

  • Massiv3
    Massiv3 Member Posts: 1 Newcomer
  • Psalmster
    Psalmster Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    I have the same issue. Specifically, several of my Embertone Instruments simply do not show up in the Kontakt 7 new browser.

    However, if I click the Cog Wheel and see the Import Content window, I can see them having been imported if I scroll down.

    When I try to re-import them, Kontakt tells me they've already been imported. But they don't show up. Closing and relaunching Kontakt doesn't change anything. Some Emberton Libraries show up (i.e. Walker 1955 Steinway, Joshua Bell, and Mountain Dulcimer) while others do not (i.e. Chapman Trumpet, Canjo, and several free instruments).

  • Flux
    Flux Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    I'm having the same issue as the OP. I am getting the "Incompatible Files" message when I import some of my folders (Imperfect Samples Pianos) using the procedures for importing custom libraries. After that, while they show up in the list of imported libraries in the import window, the folders do not show in the library view.

    As anotehr user has mentioned, I can load the patches using the standard drag and drop of the instruments in Kontakt 7 and they play fine, but again the folders won't show up when I add them and I am getting the "incompatible files" error message when I try.

    RJH_MUSIC Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

    Same issue here. Any response to this problem. I have several 8Dio libraries. Some can be added and some display encompatible files. Checked all the library folders and they are all configured the same


    RJH_MUSIC Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

    I solved one problem. Read the manual on this and for the libraries that display "Incompatible Files" I performed a batch re-save on them and now they appear in the browser after adding them following batch resave. I also successfully created images for all of my libraries and placed them in the NI Resource, Image folder as sub folders for each instrument. Only two issues left to solve. on Adding a library, getting the "Duplicate Path Found" but the library does not show up in the installed library box. an the folder is not displayed in the Browser. There has to be some folder somewhere where the information is stored?? Last thing is that following the instructions for adding pictures to the folders in the Browser for third party libraries sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. I have 8Dio Adagio Strings. Added folders and images for Adagio Basses, Adagio Cellos, Adagio Violas and Adagio Violins. the only folder to show the picture is the Adagio Violas. Do not understand as the exact naming conventions are used for all four?? Any ideas what is wrong. I have found that the Image folder does not pike the word "Library" in the title. For example, Cantus Library won't show the picture, but Cantus does!

  • cmopatrick
    cmopatrick Member Posts: 1 Newcomer
    edited June 2

    I'm having this trouble as well. K7 full version, first time trying to import one of my 3rd party non-player libraries; in this case, I'm trying to get Dicky Deegan's Uilleann Pipes to work. The instruments lib has 5 .nki, attempts to import it or the folder above it both get the incompatible files message. I've tried to add the individual .nki with the import subfolders option, but again, that doesn't work. I've even tried the batch resave and it gives me errors for all 5 .nki files.

    I can add the instrument manually by dragging the .nki; that takes me directly into a single instance of the instrument, and it does not show up when I return to the Kontakt folder view.

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