Open PKG File

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Open PKG File

A PKG file, diminutive of "Package", is simply a package of installation files. These files are used by the Mac Operating System and are executed when a user wants to install a program or software on a computer.

The PKG file is similar to the MSI installation files used by computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system. If you have downloaded a program for your Apple Mac, the program installation files may be contained in a PKG file.

You can view the contents of the PKG file on your Mac by right clicking on the file and selecting "Show package content" in the context menu. To install the program from a PKG file, double-click the file.

Symbian OS

It is also necessary to highlight that the Symbian operating system on some mobile devices uses PKG files to package the application execution SIS files in this system. This packaging includes instructions, information and command lines.

You can open a Symbian PKG file and view the content on a computer with Windows OS using various utilities, such as: UnSIS, Easy SIS CreaTor and CreateSIS. Although you can see the contents of the file on your computer, you can only install the application that contains the file on a smartphone with the Symbian operating system.

3D Modelling

Special mention is made of the CoCreate Modeling software, which uses the PKG file extension to compress and package the files necessary for downloading a 3-D model.

The PKG format reduces the size of the files and makes them easier to download in a single session. You can view and open PKG files with CoCreate Modeling or the previous software versions known as SolidDesigner or OneSpace Designer.

Adobe Acrobat Pro X software can also open PKG file on Windows and Mac computers.

Opening PKG Files and antivirus

Of course, you should be careful when opening a PKG file because these are installation package files, which may pose a risk of malware infection. We recommend scanning the PKG file prior to opening.

If it is the type of 3D modeling files then you should avoid opening them with the wrong software, this to avoid damaging them. If you cannot open a PKG File, then it may be caused by a wrong file extension association or the file may be corrupted.

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File Extension Info

PKG Quick Info
  Package File
MIME Type
  application/binary
Opens with
  Mac OS Installation