File Extension PAX

.PAX File

File extension: PAX


Notes about the PAX file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The PAX file type is primarily associated with 'Personal Ancestral File' by Corporation of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Detailed information for file extension PAX:


Primary association: Personal Ancestral File
Company: Corporation of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Other applications associated with file type PAX:

  • Pick Ax (Secure Graphic File) by Smaller Animals Software, Inc.The PAX format provides lossless compression of images by using technology similar to that used in PNG files. The image files are small, without loss of image detail. Security is provided by the Blowfish encryption algorithm. Pick Ax is an image browser. This association is classified as Graphic. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 50 41 58 , ASCII: PAX
  • Project A.R.S.E Brain File
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .PAX

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: XnView.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\XnView\xnview.exe %1

ProgramID: mks_vpax
EXEFile: vpax.exe \%1\ %*

ProgramID: mks_vpax
EXEFile: vpax.exe %*


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