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Details of extension .pcapng

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

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .pcapng file?
  • Which program can create the .pcapng file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .pcapng format?
  • What can convert .pcapng files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .pcapng extension?
PCAP Next Generation Dump Data .pcapng file icon

PCAP Next Generation Dump Data

PCAPNG file is a PCAP Next Generation Dump Data. The PCAP Next Generation Dump File Format is an attempt to overcome the limitations of the currently widely used (but limited) libpcap format.
Category: Data files
Application: Wireshark
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Network Trace And Retrieval Dump

Other types of files may also use the .pcapng file extension. If you have helpful information about .pcapng extension, write to us!

Can't open a .pcapng file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.pcapng

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

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