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PKINFO file format description

PKINFO file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with PKINFO files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the PKINFO file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing PKINFO files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 ArcGIS Package Information Data

The PKINFO file is categorized under GIS. It is associated with ArcGIS Desktop, serving as an ArcGIS Package Information Data. ArcGIS is a platform for organizations to create, manage, share, and analyze spatial data. Visit the website of ArcGIS Desktop for a detailed description of the PKINFO format.

Application:ArcGIS Desktop
Category:GIS files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

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Windows can't open your PKINFO file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this PKINFO file.

To set the PKINFO file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set PKINFO file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle PKINFO files with care

Exercise caution when handling PKINFO files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar PKINFO files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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