Files with pka suffix can be mainly found as archives, created using the PKarc compression utility used in 1980s. Somewhat obsolete file format.

There are 2 other file types using
the PKA file extension!

pka file icon.pka - Packet Tracer practice activity file

pka file icon.pka - PointLineCAD 3D keyframe animation

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PKA file extension - PKArc compressed file archive

What is pka file? How to open pka files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The pka file extension is associated with PKarc compression utility.

PKarc was released in the mid-1980s in addition to duplicating the compression techniques used in ARC, added an additional algorithm which produced smaller files. Created by Phillip Walter Katz author of popular zip compression.

A .pka file is the standard compressed archive created with PKarc. It is very rare to find such archive nowadays.

The default software associated to pka file type:

7-zip icon

Igor Pavlov logo 7-zip  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Igor Pavlov

7-Zip is a free file archiver developed by Igor Pavlov featuring higher compression ratios with LZMA and LZMA2 compression. It is mainly available for Windows platform (for Mac and Linux are available command line tools) and is the primary program to handle 7z archives. However, also supports various compression file formats.

Help how to open PKA files:

It seems that this archive type can only be extracted with PKArc only, but perhaps other tools like 7-zip can help you.

How to convert file with extension PKA:

Various archives can be typically repacked to between different formats, which include PKA. However finding a program that still support this format can be tricky.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .pka file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open pka file, edit pka file, convert pka file, view pka file, play pka file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Extract pka file

Applications that extract pka file - PKArc compressed file archive

Click on the link to get more information about 7-zip for extract pka file action.

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