The pax file extension is related to PAX archiving utility. The pax file stores archive.

There are 3 other file types using
the PAX file extension!

empty icon.pax - Personal Ancestral File data file

empty icon.pax - PickAx secure graphic file

empty icon.pax - VCOMP lossless compressed general purpose data file

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Software that works with pax file extension

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PAX file extension - PAX archive file

What is pax file? How to open pax files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The pax file extension is used by PAX, an archiving utility developed by POSIX with aim to create interchange format between TAR and CPIO.

But default the program creates tar archives, however they sometimes can be renamed to PAX.

The default software associated to pax 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 PAX files:

The Unarchiver should be able to open *.pax archives.

How to convert file with extension PAX:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to convert this file extension.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert archives and compressed files

List of recommended software applications associated to the .pax 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 pax file, edit pax file, convert pax file, view pax file, play pax file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Extract pax file

Applications that extract pax file - PAX archive file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for extract pax file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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