Open PKG File

Information, tips and instructions


First of all, let's make it clear that decompressing a PKG file is equivalent to opening it, from a certain point of view, since in the case of the PKG extension.

The content of a Mac OS PKG file can be installed using the Apple Installer application, however, there are times when we will want to see the contents of a PKG file before installing it, either for security or to make certain modifications in them.

In this article, we are going to talk about software that can be used to decompress PKG files, to be able to make modifications or even operate with their internal files.


The UnRAR is a utility tool, based in WinRAR that allows compression and decompression of files. This software can open more than 100 different file formats, including PKG files, along with other popular formats such as ZIP, RAR, JAR and ACE.

In addition, UnRAR uses a multiple threading features that allows you to extract or open multiple PKG files simultaneously.

UnRAR is also lightweight and uses few computer resources. This software is compatible with all versions of the Windows operating system, Mac OS X and Linux. With this tool, you can open PKG files effortlessly.

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Easy 7-Zip

Easy 7-Zip opens/extracts the PKG file in a fast and friendly way in Windows. The Easy 7-Zip was developed based on 7-Zip open source software. 7-Zip is a famous open source file archiver. This software maintains all the features of 7-Zip and adds some useful features that make the software easier to use.

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If you don't like the way a PKG file modifies your system, Tim Doug created a tool called Unpkg that can help you with your doubts. The author asserts that Unpkg does not touch anything in the system, except for the folders where the application is installed.

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If you only need a text file, for example, within the package, then any of these applications mentioned above will serve you perfectly.

In all cases the decompression of a PKG file is simple and goes through the process of decompressing any file of any type of extension.

File Extension Info

PKG Quick Info
  Package File
Opens with
  Mac OS Installation