File Extension PAK

File type: PAK (Packed) File

About the PAK file type:

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The PAK file extension is directly employed in the PAK compression format. This compression format is similar to the ZIP file compression format in such a way that the two can contain archived files necessary to be unpacked or decompressed in order to be accessed. This file extension is also used as a compressed archive file format employed in DOS that may contain many different files. The pieces of data contained in a PAK file may possibly be compressed or decompressed; however, these pieces of data are usually compressed using the ZLIB compression.

Detailed information for file extension PAK

Category: Archive and Compressed Files
File format: Propriety
Open with Windows: Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe 12, Astonsoft Archivarius, Corel WinZip, Leinen Pak Explorer, VCOM PowerDesk Pro
Open with Linux: N/A
Files using the PAK file extension are also commonly used to save and store pieces of data loaded by different video games like Hexen, Quake, and Half Life. These may include objects, graphics, sounds, textures, as well as other game data compressed into a single data file. The PAK files also use a standard file format possibly supported by different programs. These files may also be opened directly.