Did your computer fail to open a PKG file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .PKG files.
What is a PKG file?
Files that contain the .pkg file extension are most commonly used by the Apple OS X operating system. The Apple PKG files usually contain installer scripts that are used by a variety of Mac programs for software installation purposes. The PKG files contain compressed installer files that are used to install Mac software applications onto a user's hard drive.
Oftentimes PKG files will also be used to update NeXT installer packages. The PKG file format was developed to help software designers create uniform installer applications. This file format allows for the seamless and easy installation of software applications and software updates.
Suggest another file format using extension PKG
While we know of one file format using the .PKG 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 .PKG file.
Various PKG file openers, viewers, etc.
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.