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

empty icon.pkg - Archive or installation package [common]

pkg icon.pkg - Apple Newton ebook file

pkg icon.pkg - Microsoft Developer Studio application extension

empty icon.pkg - OneSpace designer package file

empty icon.pkg - P-CAD database

empty icon.pkg - DataFlex compiled file

empty icon.pkg - Automise ActionStudio action design file

empty icon.pkg - InstallShield compiled setup package

empty icon.pkg - MicroSim PCBoard external ASCII package definition file

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 file

empty icon.pkg - Symbian OS installation package settings file

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

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PKG file extension - Apple macOS (OS X) installer package

What is pkg file? How to open pkg files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

pkg file icon: pkg filetype icon

The pkg file extension is associated with Mac OS X Installer.

Installer is an application included in OS X (macOS) that extracts and installs files out of .pkg packages.

It was created by NeXT, and is now maintained by Apple Inc. Its purpose is to help software developers create uniform software installers.

To create Apple MAC OS X (macOS) installer file use for example InstallAnywhere.

The default software associated to pkg file type:

macOS icon

Apple, Inc. logomacOS  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

macOS is Unix-based desktop operating system, a successor of Mac OS X system for MacBook-family, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro computers, developed and sold by Apple, Inc.

macOS Sierra (10.12) is including various new features, like digital personal assistant called Siri, new Apple Pay service, iCloud drive, new Messages app, Apple File System a successor of HFS+ and many more.

Mac OS X icon

Apple, Inc. logoMac OS X  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

OS X or Mac OS X is Unix-based operating system developed by Apple Inc. for Macintosh computers. It contains basic core applications for everyday use, such as Finder basic file manager, Safari for Internet browsing, QuickTime for video, iTunes for managing audio data and iPod, iOS devices management , iMessage instant messaging, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and many more.

The latest version 10.11 of OS X is called El Capitan. It is available to purchase on Mac App Store as well as is distributed with new Mac computers and notebooks. It includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability.

OS X operating system was replaced by new macOS in 2016!

Help how to open PKG files:

Some installation preparation programs can access and later this type of .pkg packages.

How to convert file with extension PKG:

Installers can rarely be converted, but sometimes can be extracted with proper tools.

List of software applications associated to the .pkg 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 pkg file, edit pkg file, convert pkg file, view pkg file, play pkg 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 pkg files.

  • Open pkg file
  • Create pkg file
  • Others pkg file

Software that open pkg file - Apple macOS (OS X) installer package

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

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with pkg file by default:
macOS small icon macOS
Mac OS X small icon Mac OS X

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