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What are PAE files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PAE file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your PAE files.

What is a PAE file?

A .PAE file is a PowerArchiver Encrypted Archive file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open PAE files

Important: Different programs may use files with the PAE file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PAE file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested four different PAE openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: February 24, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of PAE files. Remember, different programs may use PAE files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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