File Extension PAK

.PAK File

File extension: PAK
File type: Compressed Archive File
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Notes about the PAK file extension:



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The PAK file type is primarily associated with 'Compressed Archive File'. A .PAK file acts like a .ZIP archive, it contains many different files within the archive, and can be accessed via the game it is associated with. Files within the archive are often read only. Note: .PAK files are used with many different Quake Engine games.

Detailed information for file extension PAK:


Primary association: Compressed Archive File
Identifying characters Hex: 1A
Related links: PakScape and PAK Explorer

Other applications associated with file type PAK:

  • Hexen 2 ArchiveRelated links: Dragon UnPACKer
  • Infonie File
  • Lands of Lore ArchiveRelated links: Dragon UnPACKer
  • Quake (Archive) by ID Software This association is classified as Archive. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 50 41 43 4B , ASCII: PACK
  • Quake 2 ArchiveWAD FileRelated links: Dragon UnPACKer
  • Quake ArchiveWAD FileRelated links: Dragon UnPACKer
  • Trickstyle ArchiveRelated links: Dragon UnPACKer
  • Unknown Apple II File ((found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom))

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Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .PAK

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: File.Pak, FileType: ZipGenius Pak File, AppName: zipgenius

ProgramID: File.Pak, FileType: ZipGenius Pak File, AppName: ZipGenius 1.4 Service Release 3

ProgramID: Filzip, FileType: Filzip file, AppName: Filzip
EXEFile: Filzip.exe

ProgramID: PowerDesk Archive, FileType: PowerDesk Archive, AppName: PowerDesk

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive, FileType: PowerDesk.Archive, AppName: PowerDesk
EXEFile: PDExplo.exe

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive, FileType: PowerDesk.Archive, AppName: PowerDesk Pro

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand, FileType: StuffIt Compressed File, AppName: StuffIt for Windows 8.0
EXEFile: stuffit.exe

ProgramID: StuffItArchive, AppName: Aladdin Expander

ProgramID: StuffItArchive, FileType: Aladdin StuffIt Archive

ProgramID: ZipItFast!, FileType: ZipItFast! File, AppName: ZipItFast!
EXEFile: ZIPITF~1.EXE

ProgramID: ZipMagic PAK

ProgramID: StuffItArchive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinZip\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: File.Pak
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\!Ute\ZipGenius 5\zipgenius.exe -open %1

ProgramID: StuffItArchive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt 7.0\Expander\Expander.exe %1

ProgramID: ZipZag.pak
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ZipZag\zipzag.exe %1

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\StuffIt Standard\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt Standard\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive
EXEFile: Y:\Ontrack\PowerDesk\PDExplo.exe %1

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\VCOM\PowerDesk\PDExplo.exe %1

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ontrack\PowerDesk\PDExplo.exe %1

ProgramID: ForeSight DXM Project Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\TDS\ForeSight DXM\ForeSightDXM.exe %1

ProgramID: File.Pak
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ZipGenius 5\zipgenius.exe -open %1

ProgramID: IZArc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IZARC\IZARC.EXE %1

ProgramID: QPed.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QPed\QPed.exe %1

ProgramID: ALZip.Pak
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ALZip\ALZip.exe %1

ProgramID: SokobanPPLevel
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Sokoban++\Sokoban.exe %1

ProgramID: QZ4..pak
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QuickZip4\QuickZip.exe %1

ProgramID: Qzip.pak
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QuickZip\Quickzip.exe %1

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt 7.5\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell

ProgramID: UltimateZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ULTIMA~1\uzip.exe %1

ProgramID: Filzip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Filzip\Filzip.exe %1

ProgramID: DUP5.Files
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Dragon UnPACKer 5\drgunpack5.exe

ProgramID: IZArcPAK
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IZArc\IZArc.exe

ProgramID: uzip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ULTIMA~1\uzip.exe

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PowerDesk\PDExplo.exe

ProgramID: CuteZip.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\GLOBAL~1\CuteZIP\CuteZip.exe

ProgramID: UltimateZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\UTILIT~1\ULTIMA~1.7\uzip.exe

ProgramID: ALZip.pak
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ESTsoft\ALZip\ALZip.exe

ProgramID: BraZipPak
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\BraZip\BraZip.exe

ProgramID: File.Pak
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ZipGenius 6\zipgenius.exe -open

ProgramID: UltimateZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\UltimateZip 2.7\uzip.exe

ProgramID: Filzip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Filzip\Filzip.exe

ProgramID: StuffItArchive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt 7.0.2\Expander\Expander.exe

ProgramID: IZArcPAK
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IZArc\IZArc.exe

Program Name and MIME Type Info for File Extension .PAK

FILExt has been given permission to display a Program Name/MIME type database collected by Anthony R. Nemmer. Some of this data has already been included into the main FILExt database. Those entries which have not yet been incorporated are displayed below.
Program Name Mime Type application/pak application/x-stuffit

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