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APK file format description

Many people share .apk files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .apk file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .apk files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.apk - Android Application Package

APK file is an Android Application Package. Each Android application is compiled and packaged in a single file that includes all of the application's code (.dex files), resources, assets, and manifest file.

.apk file format description:
APK format
Application:
Android SDK
Category:
Archive files
Mime-type:
application/vnd.android.package-archive
Magic:
- / -
Aliases:
-
Android Application Package related links:
Android on Wikipedia
Android Application Package related extensions:
.ab
Android ADB Backup Archive
.arsc
Android Package Resource
.obb
Android Opaque Binary Blob File

Naturally, other applications may also use the .apk file extension. Even harmful programs can create .apk files. Be especially cautious with .apk files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .apk file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:

example.apk

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .apk file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ak, xpk, qpk, pak, apo, apl, ap, akp, zpk, wpk, pk, apu, apm, apj, alk

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

.ak
TracerCAD File
.zpk
Zend Studio Application Package
.wpk
Corel WordPerfect Keyboard Layout
.apo
Abacre Paperless Office Portable Document
.akp
Akai MPC2500 Sampler Program
.xpk
DB/TextWorks Exported Record Skeleton Definitions

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