PKT File - opening and understanding

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

What is a PKT file?

Files that contain the .pkt file extension are used by a variety of different software programs for a wide range of different file formats.

Files with the .pkt suffix usually contain fonts that have been created in the TeX computer language. The TeX language was created to allow users to create high-quality books with little effort and to allow users to experience the same results on all computers.

The .pkt file extension is also used for the message packet files that are associated with the Fidonet application and the EtherPeek application.

The Packet Tracer simulation files and capture files that are created by the TTC FireBerd 500 application also use the .pkt file suffix.

How to open PKT 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 PKT for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension PKT

While we know of one file format using the .PKT 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 .PKT file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

WiresharkWiresharkUser submitted
Cisco Packet TracerCisco Packet TracerUser submitted
Cisco Packet Tracer StudentCisco Packet Tracer StudentUser submitted
EtherealEtherealUser submitted
AutoCAD Civil 3DAutoCAD Civil 3DUser submitted
WildPackets OmniPeekWildPackets OmniPeekUser submitted
PropertyPropertyUser submitted
Cisco Packet Tracer InstructorCisco Packet Tracer InstructorUser submitted
Hanes T-ShirtMaker All VersionsHanes T-ShirtMaker All VersionsUser submitted
COAT Packet TracerCOAT Packet TracerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PKT-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with PKT-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!