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
- Android SDK
- Archive files
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- Android Application Package related links:
Android on Wikipedia
- Android Application Package related extensions:
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:
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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
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?
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