PK File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a PK file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .PK files.

What is a PK file?

Files that contain the .pk file extension are normally associated with the Audition and Cool Edit Pro waveform applications. The PK files that are used by these programs contain visual representations of a corresponding audio file. When the audio file is played, the PK file displays a visual waveform representation of the audio file on the screen.

The .pk file extension is also used by the LaTex software program. This application uses the .pk file suffix for the compressed font files that are saved by the program.

Packed bitmap font files can also be saved with the .pk file suffix.

How to open PK files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension PK for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 5 different PK openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension PK

While we know of one file format using the .PK file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .PK file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

AuditionAuditionUser submitted
ape@map Desktopape@map DesktopUser submitted
Cool Edit ProCool Edit ProUser submitted
SCN iConnect ClientSCN iConnect ClientUser submitted
EMapEMapUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PK-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
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