Files with pcapng extension are files in PCAP Next Generation Dump file format.

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PCAPNG file - PCAP Next Generation Dump file

What is pcapng file? How to open pcapng files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The pcapng file extension is associated with the PCAP Next Generation Dump file format used to store data captured from the network, used for example by popular Wireshark network logger.

It is an attempt to replace the older libpcap format.

The default software associated to pcapng file type:

Wireshark picture or screenshot

Wireshark  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Gerald Combs

A multi-platform network protocol analyzer, Wireshark is able to capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network.

Help how to open:

Use Wireshark to analyse *.pcapng files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .pcapng file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Find conversions from pcapng file:

pcapng to txt

List of software applications associated to the .pcapng file extension

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

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 pcapng files.

  • Open pcapng file
  • Edit pcapng file
  • Create pcapng file

Software that open pcapng file - PCAP Next Generation Dump file

Programs supporting the exension pcapng on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Wireshark for open pcapng file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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