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PKG file format description

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

4 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.pkg - Sony Playstation 3 Package

PKG file is a Sony Playstation 3 Package. The PlayStation 3 (PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. PKG file is compressed and encrypted package for PS3 console.

Archive files
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Sony Playstation 3 Package related extensions:
Binary CPIO Archive
PAQ Compressed Archive
Parity Archive V2
Linux Router Project Package
LH ARC Archive
LH ARC Compressed Archive

.pkg - Microsoft SMS Distribution Manager Package

The PKG archive files are related to Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS). PKG file is a Microsoft SMS Distribution Manager Package. Distribution Manager is the SMS (Systems Management Server) component that distributes packages from the site server to the SMS distribution points and that initiates the sending of the package to other sites.

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Archive files
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Microsoft SMS Distribution Manager Package related extensions:
Living Cookbook Backup
KuaiZip Compressed File
Intellitools Classroom Suite Package
CTW Compressed File
Backup Mill Backup Set
ANSYS IcePak Project Package

.pkg - Mac OS X Installer Package

The PKG archive files are related to Mac OS X Installer. PKG file is a Mac OS X Installer Package. Installer is an application included in Mac OS X which extracts and installs files out of PKG packages.

Mac OS X Installer
Archive files
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Mac OS X Installer Package related extensions:
Zyxel NSA-32x Application Package
Yamaha Expansion Pack
Sony PlayStation 3 Game Archive
XLN Audio Package
WinZip Mac Archive
WinZip First Split Zip

.pkg - Apple Newton eBook

PKG file is an Apple Newton eBook. The Newton platform is a personal digital assistant developed by Apple Inc. An Apple Newton book, a single Newton package file can contain multiple books (for example, the three books of a trilogy might be packaged together).

Ebook files
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Apple Newton eBook related extensions:
Shanda Bambook eBook
ZIP Compressed Text Ebook
Palm Markup Language File
Compressed Palm Markup Language File
Zipped HTML eBook
HyperMaker Publication

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

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

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

pkb, pug, pkt, pkn, kpg, pog, plg, pkv, pkr, pkh, pjg, lkg, pmg, pky, pkf

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Blackberry Password Keeper Encrypted Backup
PUG Archive
Cisco Packet Tracer Network Simulation Model
Pug Markup Language Document
Microsoft SMS Package Creation Notification
Oracle Package Body

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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