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PAX file format description

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

4 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.pax - PickAx Encrypted Image

The PAX graphic files are related to PickAx. The PAX file is a PickAx Encrypted Image. The PAX format provides lossless compression of images by using technology similar to that used in PNG files. This means that the image files will be small but without loss of image detail. Security is provided by the well-known and trusted Blowfish encryption algorithm.

Graphic files
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PickAx Encrypted Image related extensions:
Dr. Halo Picture
Lazer View Image
TRS-80 MAX Image
Houdini 3D Image
OpenRaster Image
CAD-3D 2.0 Image

.pax - PAX Archive

The PAX archive files are related to WinTAR. The PAX file is a PAX Archive. PAX (Portable Archive eXchange) is an attempt to have a standardized archiver that has the best features of the classic big two (TAR and CPIO) combined, while being able to work on all common archive types.

Archive files
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PAX Archive related extensions:
DCA Archive
Slax Bundle
FCX Archive
ZFX Archive
LZB Archive
Slax Module

.pax - VCOMP Lossless Compressed Data

The PAX video files are related to VLC Media Player. The PAX file is a VCOMP Lossless Compressed Data. VCOMP is a video compressor tool.

VLC Media Player
Video files
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VCOMP Lossless Compressed Data related extensions:
JVC Everio Video
VodBurner Crude Video
JoinNet Recording Data
VivoActive Video
iTunes M4V Video

.paf - Personal Ancestral File Data

The PAF data files are related to Personal Ancestral File. The PAF file is a Personal Ancestral File Data. Personal Ancestral File (PAF) was a genealogy management software product.

Personal Ancestral File
Data files
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paa, pal, pax
Personal Ancestral File Data related extensions:
Sublime Text Keymap Data
Artlantis v5 Archive
Entrypoint 90 Operator Profile Data
Ready Pro Accounting Data
JPL AIRSAR Compressed Stokes Matrix Radar Data
ParticleIllusion 3 Library

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

Can't open a .pax 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 .pax file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

apx, ax, lax, pa, paa, pac, pad, pas, paz, pqx, pwx, px, pxa, pxx, pzx

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Paradox Primary Index File
Pixia Image
Armed Assault Texture Data
PX Submission Summary Data
DirectShow Filter Plugin
Ability Photopaint Image

Operating systems 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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