PKG file extension

PKG file could be opened by special software. There are 5 file's types and each of them could be opened by different software. Download recommended software to open desired file format.

How to open PKG file

PKG extension (full name Mac OS Installer Package) is mainly used on Apple's Mac OS platform; this format is rarely used in the Windows environment. A PKG file is an archive executable file similar to Zip or Rar archives in Windows OS. There is a high demand for the files with PKG extension on hardware and software elements by Macintosh, as well as on mobile devices such as iPhone and iPad.

The availability of PKG in OS X and iOS is a mandatory condition for maintaining the system's continuous operation, because this executive file helps to install software on a hard disk or memory card.

The PKG archive itself can include a wide variety of components. User applications, game programs, text editors, and databases – this is only a small list of software that can be included in a PKG archive.

Opening, creating, and editing PKG files

As already mentioned, the main platform on which PKG works is Mac OS. The most common program to open a PKG file is Apple Installer. At the same time, Mac OS developers had the foresight to ensure the availability of a built-in installer, therefore Apple Installer does not require an additional installation, but may require an update.

If you to need to open a PKG file in Windows OS, use the plugin AnyToISO or the built-in WinRAR unzip tool.

For iPhone and iPad users, a PKG is an installation package that recognizes the mobile device system with the help of the built-in archiver.

Other most common utilities that are used to read PKG files include:

This software has gained wide popularity among users of various operating systems due to a wide range of tools for working with archive files, high degree of compression, and reliable operation.

Converting PKG into other formats

PKG is not exactly a universal archive format, however, the degree of its conversion is wide enough:

  1. PKG -> PDF;
  2. PKG -> DEB;
  3. PKG -> RPM;
  4. PKG -> SLP;
  5. PKG -> TGZ;

It is recommended to convert item 1 using P-CAD; operations 2-5 require Alien.

Why PKG and what are its advantages

Perhaps, the main advantage of PKG extension is its versatility. Hardly any format supports its operation in three operating systems at once: Linux, Windows, and Mac. Of course, the correct operation of each operating system requires its own unzip tool, but it is more likely to be attributed to systems’ software and functional features, rather than to the disadvantages of PKG format.

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File type:
CoCreate OneSpace Modeling Package File
Developer:
Parametric Technology
Category:
3D image files

CoCreate applications (used for 3D modeling) file package with the files for a 3D model stored using a compressed format. These files are used for reducing the size of a model design to transfer over the Internet.

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File type:
Midtown Madness Model File
Developer:
Microsoft
Category:
3D image files

Midtown Madness (MM) and Midtown Madness 2 (MM2) 3D racing games game data file with a three-dimensional model of a car. This file is stored within AR game package and may be edited using ZModeler.

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File type:
Mac OS X Installer Package
Developer:
Apple
Category:
Compressed files (archives)

This is an archive of compressed installer files that is used for installing an application. It is often used to install programs in Mac OS X and can be installed individually or referenced by an installer script contained wit the program. PKG files are installed by the built-in Apple Installer tool in Mac OS X.

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File type:
PlayStation Store Downloaded Package
Developer:
Sony
Category:
Game files

Sony PlayStation Store (online store with games, movies and demos for PS3 and PSP devices) downloaded file that is used for downloadable games, game updates and demos. It uses an encrypted format that may be recognized only by Sony devices. Downloaded archives may be transferred to PSP or PS3 using USB, Memory Stick card or a network connection.

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File type:
Symbian Package File
Developer:
Nokia
Category:
Settings files

Symbian OS devices package with instructions (including the vendor name, application dependencies and files to copy) that are needed for generating a SIS file. This file uses a plain text formatting. SIS files are built using PKG files with the "makesis" command provided with the CreateSIS software.

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