>> PKCS file

PKCS file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.pkcs - PKCS File

PKCS is a Public-Key Cryptography Standards file.

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PKCS File related extensions:
Roxio Certificate
PhotoSuite Album File
Retrospect Extension
Rhino 3D Plugin
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Related Data
Real Player External Resource

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

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

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

pcs, pkc, kcs, pks

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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

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