>> PK3 file

PK3 file format description

Many people share .pk3 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .pk3 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .pk3 files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.pk3 - Quake 3 Engine Data File

The PK3 archive files are related to ZipZag. PK3 is a Quake 3 Engine data file. The PK3 files use ZIP compression and just have different names. The ZipZag seems to be no longer supported.

Archive files
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Quake 3 Engine Data File related extensions:
LH ARC Compressed Archive
Zoo Compressed Archive

Naturally, other applications may also use the .pk3 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .pk3 files. Be especially cautious with .pk3 files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .pk3 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 .pk3 file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

p3, pm3, pkw, pke, pj3, pl3, pkr, pk

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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