By | July 16, 2020

PAK File or PACKAGE extension are normally compressed archive files. These files are very similar to Zip archive files. The PAK file format is used to compress large files or volumes of files into a single archive folder. This makes it easier to distribute the files or download the files from the Internet. For example, if you have fifteen different files that you would like to email to someone, you can send them in a PAK file archive rather than emailing the files as fifteen different attachments.

See also: Open APK File

How to Open PAK File in Windows/PC/Laptop

PAK file is a Package file that contains compressed archive files. PAK files are generally used for Gaming and typically graphics, sounds, textures and other gaming data. So to open the files, you can rename it a ZIP file. Example: ex.pak to

Open PAK File in Windows 10 can use App File Viewer. You can try Download File Viewer Plus 3.

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Supported File Types

Text Documents

.doc – Microsoft Word Document
.docm – Microsoft Word Open XML Macro-Enabled Document
.docx – Microsoft Word Open XML Document
.dot – Microsoft Word Document Template
.dotm – Microsoft Word Open XML Macro-Enabled Document Template
.dotx – Microsoft Word Open XML Document Template
.epub – EPUB eBook
.odt – OpenDocument Text Document
.ott – OpenDocument Document Template
.rtf – Rich Text Format File
.txt – Plain Text File
.wps – Microsoft Works Word Processor Document *
.diz – Description in Zip File

* Only text and basic formatting are supported for WPS.


.pdf – Portable Document Format File


.csv – Comma Separated Values File
.tsv – Tab Separated Values File
.xls – Excel Spreadsheet
.xlt – Excel Spreadsheet Template
.xlsm – Excel Open XML Macro-Enabled Spreadsheet
.xlsx – Excel Open XML Spreadsheet
.xltx – Excel Open XML Spreadsheet Template
.xltm – Excel Open XML Macro-Enabled Spreadsheet Template

Presentations (Available in FULL version only)

.odp – OpenDocument Presentation
.pot – PowerPoint Template
.potm – PowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Presentation Template
.potx – PowerPoint Open XML Template
.pps – PowerPoint Slide Show
.ppsx – PowerPoint Open XML Slide Show
.ppt – PowerPoint Presentation
.pptm – PowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Presentation
.pptx – PowerPoint Open XML Presentation

Microsoft Visio (Available in FULL version only)

.vdw – Visio Web Drawing
.vdx – Visio Drawing XML File
.vsd – Visio Drawing *
.vsdm – Visio Macro-Enabled Drawing
.vsdx – Visio Drawing
.vss – Visio Stencils File
.vssx – Visio Stencils File
.vst – Visio Drawing Template
.vstm – Visio Macro-Enabled Drawing Template
.vstx – Visio Drawing Template
.vsx – Visio Stencil XML File
.vtx – Visio Template XML File

* ONLY Visio 2003 and later diagrams are supported.

Microsoft Project (Available in FULL version only)

.mpp – Microsoft Project File
.mpt – Microsoft Project Template
.mpx – Microsoft Project Exchange File

Email (Available in FULL version only)

.dat – Winmail.dat File
.eml – Apple Mail Message
.emlx – Apple Mail Message
.msg – Outlook Mail Message
.oft – Outlook Email Template

Web Files

.html, .htm, .xhtml – HTML File
.mht, .mhtml – MHTML Web Archive

Image Files

.bmp – Bitmap Image File
.bw – BW File
.cin – Kodak Cineon
.cur – Windows Cursor
.dcm, .dicom – DICOM Image
.dds – DirectDraw Surface
.dfont – Mac DFONT
.dib – Device Independent Bitmap
.dpx – Digital Picture Exchange
.emf – Enhanced Windows Metafile
.emz – Compressed Enhanced Metafile
.exr – OpenEXR Image
.gif – Graphical Interchange Format
.heic, .heif – High Efficiency Image Format
.ico – Icon File
.jng – JPEG Network Graphic
.jp2, .jpc, .jpx – JPEG 2000
.jpc – JPEG 2000 Image
.jpg, .jpeg – JPEG Image
.miff, .mvg – Magick Image
.pbm – Portable Bitmap
.pcd – Kodak Photo CD
.pcx – Paintbrush Bitmap
.pes – Brother Embroidery Format
.pgm – Portable Gray Map
.png – Portable Network Graphic
.ppm – Portable Pixmap Image File
.psb – Adobe Photoshop Large Document
.psd – Adobe Photoshop Document
.rgb, .rgba – RGB Bitmap
.sfw – Seattle FilmWorks Image
.sgi – Silicon Graphics Image
.svg – Scalable Vector Graphics
.svgz – Compressed SVG File
.tga, .targa – Targa Image
.tiff, .tif – Tagged Image File Format
.ttf – TrueType Font
.wbmp – Wireless Bitmap
.webp – WebP Image
.wmf – Windows Metafile
.xbm – X11 Bitmap
.xpm – X11 Pixmap

Camera Raw Files (Available in FULL version only)

.3fr – Hasselblad 3F Raw Image
.ari – ARRIRAW Image
.arw – Sony Digital Camera Image
.bay – Casio Raw Image
.cr2 – Canon Raw Image File
.crw – Canon Raw CIFF Image File
.dcr – Kodak Raw Image File
.dng – Digital Negative Image File
.fff – Hasselblad Raw Image
.iiq – Phase One Raw Image
.kdc – Kodak Digital Camera Image
.mos – Leaf Camera Raw File
.mrw – Minolta Raw Image File
.nef – Nikon Electronic Format RAW Image
.nrw – Nikon Raw Image File
.orf – Olympus Raw File
.pef – Pentax Electronic File
.raf – Fuji Raw Image File
.raw – Raw Image Data File
.rw2 – Panasonic Raw Image
.rwl – Leica Raw Image
.sr2 – Sony Raw Image
.srf – Sony Raw Image
.srw – Samsung Raw Image
.x3f – SIGMA X3F Camera Raw File

Audio Files

.3ga, .3gpa – 3GP Audio
.aac – Advanced Audio Coding
.ac3 – Audio Codec 3
.aif, .aiff – Audio Interchange File Format
.aifc – Compressed Audio Interchange
.amr – Adaptive Multi-Rate Codec
.ape – Monkey’s Audio Lossless Audio
.au – Audio File
.caf, .caff – Core Audio
.dts – DTS Encoded Audio
.flac – Free Lossless Audio Codec
.gsm – Global System for Mobile Audio
.m4a – MPEG-4 Audio
.m4b – MPEG-4 Audio Book
.m4r – iPhone Ringtone
.mka – Matroska Audio
.mlp – Meridian Lossless Packing Audio
.mp2, .mpa – MPEG-2 Audio
.mp3 – MP3 Audio
.mpc – Musepack Compressed Audio
.ogg, .oga – Ogg Vorbis Audio
.oma – Sony OpenMG Music
.opus – Opus Audio
.qcp – PureVoice Audio
.ra – Real Audio
.snd – Sound File
.spx – Ogg Vorbis Speex
.tta – True Audio
.voc – Creative Labs Audio
.vqf – TwinVQ Audio
.wav – WAVE Audio
.wma – Windows Media Audio
.xa – PlayStation Audio

Video Files

.3g2 – 3GPP2 Multimedia
.3gp – 3GPP Multimedia
.amv – Anime Music Video
.asf – Advanced Systems Format
.avi – Audio Video Interleave
.bik – Bink Video
.dat – VCD Video
.divx – DivX Video
.dv – Digital Video
.f4v – Flash MP4 Video
.flv – Flash Video
.gxf – General Exchange Format Video
.hevc – High Efficiency Video Coding
.m2t, .m2ts – Blu-ray BDAV Video
.m2v – MPEG-2 Video
.m4v – iTunes Video
.mkv – Matroska Video
.mod – JVC Everio Video Recording
.mov – Apple QuickTime Movie
.mp4 – MPEG-4 Video
.mpg, .mpeg – MPEG Movie
.mts – AVCHD Video
.mxf – Material Exchange Format
.nsv – Nullsoft Streaming Video
.nuv – NuppelVideo
.ogm – Ogg Media
.ogv – Ogg Video
.rm – Real Media
.rmvb – RealMedia Variable Bit Rate
.thp – Wii/GameCube Video
.tp – Beyond TV Transport Stream
.ts – Video Transport Stream
.vob – DVD Video Object
.webm – WebM Video
.wmv – Windows Media Video
.wtv – Windows Recorded TV Show
.xesc – Microsoft Expression Screen Capture Video


.7z – 7-Zip Compressed File
.apk – Android Package
.arj – ARJ Compressed Archive
.bz2, .bzip2 – Bzip2 Compressed Archive
.cab – Windows Cabinet File
.cbr – Comic Book RAR Archive
.cbz – Comic Book Zip Archive
.chm – Compiled HTML Help File
.cpio – Unix CPIO Archive
.dd – Disk Doubler Archive
.deb – Debian Software Package
.deskthemepack – Windows Desktop Theme Pack
.dmg – Mac OS X Disk Image
.gz, .gzip – Gzip Archive
.hfs – HFS Disk Image
.iso – ISO Disc Image
.jar – Java Archive
.lha – LHARC Compressed File
.lzh – LZH Compressed File
.lzma – LZMA Compressed File
.rar – RAR Compressed Archive (including RAR5)
.rpm – Red Hat Package Manager File
.tar – TAR Archive
.tar.bz2, .tbz, .tbz2 – Bzip2 Compressed Tar Archive
.tar.gz, .tgz – Gzipped Tar File
.tar.lzma – LZMA Compressed Tar Archive
.tar.xz, .txz – XZ Compressed Tar File
.tar.z, .taz – Z Compressed Tar File
.vhd – Virtual Hard Disk File
.war – Java Web Archive
.wim – Windows Imaging Format File
.xar – Extensible Archive Format File
.xz – XZ Compressed Archive
.z – Unix Compressed File
.zip – Zipped File
.zipx – Extended Zip File

Source Code Files (Available in FULL version only)

View source code with syntax highlighting for languages with these file extensions: .a2l, .adb, .ads, .ahk, .as, .asm, .asp, .aspx, .au3, .bas, .bat, .bpk, .bpr, .c, .cbl, .cfg, .cfm, .cgi, .clp, .cmake, .cmd, .conf, .config, .cpp, .cs, .csh, .css, .cxx, .dfm, .dpk, .dpr, .eba, .erl, .ex, .exw, .f, .f2k, .f90, .f95, .for, .h, .haml, .hpp, .hs, .inc, .inf, .ini, .iss, .iwb, .j, .jav, .java, .js, .json, .kix, .kx, .lhs, .log, .lua, .ml, .nsh, .nsi, .nsl, .ob2, .pas, .php, .php2, .php3, .php4, .php5, .pl, .pm, .pod, .prg, .ps1, .py, .r, .rb, .rbw, .rc, .sas, .scm, .sh, .sql, .ss, .st, .sty, .tcl, .tex, .v, .vb, .vhd, .vhdl, .xml, .xsd, .xsl, .xslt, .yaml, .yml

How to Open PAK File on Windows/PC/laptop with Notepad

  1. Right click on PAK file then Open with.
  2. Choose Notepad or Notepad ++ then OK.

Note: If you want open PAK File with App, you can download on Windows Store with search File Viewer App.

How to Open PAK File on Android

Download File Viewer App on Google Play Store to open the file.

How to Open PAK File on iOS

Download File Viewer App on App Store to open the file.

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