There are 15 other file types using
the PKG file extension!

pkg icon.pkg - Apple macOS (OS X) installer package [common]

pkg icon.pkg - Apple Newton e-book

pkg icon.pkg - Microsoft Developer Studio application extension

empty icon.pkg - OneSpace designer package

empty icon.pkg - P-CAD database

empty icon.pkg - DataFlex compiled data

empty icon.pkg - Automise ActionStudio action design

empty icon.pkg - InstallShield compiled setup package

empty icon.pkg - MicroSim PCBoard external ASCII package definition

empty icon.pkg - Midtown Madness 3D model

pkg icon.pkg - Sony PlayStation 3 installation package

empty icon.pkg - Sun SVR4 package data stream

empty icon.pkg - Systems Management Server (SMS) package description

empty icon.pkg - Symbian OS installation package settings file

empty icon.pkg - HERE Maps for Android map data package

PKG file extension - Archive or installation package

What is pkg file? How to open pkg files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

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.

Updated: May 6, 2024

The default software associated to open pkg file:

InstallShield picture or screenshot

Flexera Software, Inc. logoInstallShield  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Flexera Software, Inc.

InstallShield is utility used to create installation packages for Microsoft Windows operating system as well as for various mobile platforms.

Help how to open:

Try to use any compression tool, like WinZIP, WinRAR etc. to view content *.pkg package files.

How to convert:

Many programs use PKG files for various purposes, some of them are simple renamed archives like ZIP and these may be repacked. Specific PKG formats may require special conversion utilitly, but is very unlikely such program would exist for each PKG format.

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

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with pkg file - Archive or installation package

Click on the software link(s) for more information. Suggested software applications use pkg file type for internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open pkg file actions.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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