>> PAK file

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.

Game Data files
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Quake Engine Data related extensions:
Quake Map Data
Quake 3D Model Data

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.

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:

apk, pam, ak, pka, pao, pal, pa, pwk, pk, paj, lak

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

DataTypes.net currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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