How to open Archive or installation package .pkg files
Have you had trouble opening the pkg file on your computer? What are pkg files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.
What is pkg file?
Files with pkg extension can be generally found as archives, installation package and other archives used by various applications across all platforms.
Archive or installation package description
File extension pkg is related to various archive applications, installation services and other applications as well as operating systems and used for their data archive containers, or installation archives. The suffix is basically short for package.
The pkg file can be any of the common file formats, including ZIP, RAR, 7-ZIP, or event some type of proprietary formats.
Suggested software to open pkg file
An installation package maker
There are other PKG filename extensions with the same .pkg suffix
pkg - Apple macOS (OS X) installer package
Files with pkg extension can be mostly found as various installation packages, for example the ones used in OS X (macOS).
pkg - Apple Newton e-book
Files with pkg file extension can also be found as e-book originally used in old Apple Newton devices family. Probably no longer used nowadays.
pkg - Automise ActionStudio action design
A pkg file extension is related to the Automise ActionStudio and used for its action design files.
pkg - DataFlex compiled data
A pkg file extension is related to the DataFlex and used for its compiled files.
pkg - HERE Maps for Android map data package
A pkg file extension is associated with the HERE Maps for Android map data packages.
pkg - InstallShield compiled setup package
Files with pkg file extension may be also found as setup packages from InstallShield by Flexera Software.
pkg - MicroSim PCBoard external ASCII package definition
A pkg file extension is related to the MicroSim PCBoard external ASCII package definition files.
pkg - Microsoft Developer Studio application extension
Files with pkg file extension can also be found as some sort app extension made using Microsoft Developer Studio programming environment software.
pkg - Midtown Madness 3D model
Files with pkg suffix can also be found as game data files from Midtown Madness 3D computer game by Microsoft.
pkg - OneSpace designer package
Files with pkg file extension may also be found as designed packages originally created using OneSpace or CoCreate programs by PTC.
pkg - P-CAD database
Files with pg file extension might also be found as old databases from discontinued program called P-CAD.
pkg - Sony PlayStation 3 installation package
Files with pgk file extension can be found as game installation package for Sony PlayStation 3 video gaming console.
pkg - Sun SVR4 package data stream
Files with pkg extension can be also found as special SVR4 data stream packages from Sun OS.
pkg - Symbian OS installation package settings file
Files with pkg suffix may also be installation package settings for Symbian app installation packages.
pkg - Systems Management Server (SMS) package description
A pkg file extension is related to the Systems Management Server from Microsoft and used for its package description files.