PKG File

What are PKG files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PKG file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a PKG file?

PKG files have multiple uses, and Mac OS X Installer Package is one of them. Read more about the others further down the page.

Mac OS X Installer Package

An installer package contains everything needed to install a program on a Macintosh computer. You start the installation by double-clicking on the file. These files can only be run on a Mac, not on a Windows PC.

How to open PKG files

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PKG openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the PKG extension

Through our research of PKG files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Audiokinetic Wwise Package
  • BeOS Installation Package
  • FinalBuilder Actions Package
  • I-DEAS Package
  • IBM OS/2 Installation Package
  • Independence War 2 Mod Package
  • InstallShield Compiled Setup Package
  • MicroImages Package
  • Newton Package
  • Newton PaperBack EBook
  • Outerra Package
  • SkyOS Add-on Package
  • Sony PS Package
  • Sony PS3 Package
  • Sony PSP Package
  • Sun SVR4 Package Data Stream
  • UniComal COMAL 80 Package/module

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

PrintPraticPrintPraticUser submitted
pcAnywherepcAnywhereUser submitted
ProModelProModelUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
WinFAMWinFAMUser submitted
Hancom OfficeHancom OfficeUser submitted
HP ePrint&ShareHP ePrint&ShareUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
uTorrentuTorrentUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted

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