PAK file format description
Many people share .pak files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .pak file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .pak files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.pak - Quake Engine Data
The PAK game data files are related to Quake. PAK file is a Quake Engine Data file. The PAK files use ZIP compression and just have different names.
Naturally, other applications may also use the .pak file extension. Even harmful programs can create .pak files. Be especially cautious with .pak files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .pak 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 .pak file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
ak, apk, lak, pa, pal, pam, pao, pk, pka, pwk, pxk
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
Similar file extensions in our database:
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- Blackberry Password Keeper Data
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- Android Application Package
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- Corel Colour Palette
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