A pax file extension is related to PAX archiving utility. A 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

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 logo7-zip  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Igor Pavlov

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.

Supported formats:

Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM

Unpacking only: AR, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DMG, EXT, FAT, GPT, HFS, IHEX, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, QCOW2, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, UEFI, VDI, VHD, VMDK, WIM, XAR and Z

Help how to open PAX files:

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

How to convert file with extension PAX:

Conversion to other formats is not possible.

List of software applications associated to the .pax file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux 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 File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting pax files.

  • Open pax file
  • Extract pax file

Software that open pax file - PAX archive

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

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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