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Details of extension .apk

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .apk file?
  • Which program can create the .apk file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .apk format?
  • What can convert .apk files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .apk extension?

Android Application Package

APK file is an Android Application Package. Each Android application is compiled and packaged in a single file that includes all of the application's code (.dex files), resources, assets, and manifest file.
Category: Archive files
Application: Android SDK
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/vnd.android.package-archive
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
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Other types of files may also use the .apk file extension. If you have helpful information about .apk extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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The .apk filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

wpk (60), ak (1), xpk (1), qpk (1), pak (1), apo (1), apl (1), ap (1), akp (1), zpk (1), pk (1), apu (1), apm (1), apj (1), alk (1)

Can't open a .apk file?

If you want to open a .apk file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .apk association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.apk

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android