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Details of extension .pk3

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

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .pk3 file?
  • Which program can create the .pk3 file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .pk3 format?
  • What can convert .pk3 files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .pk3 extension?
Quake 3 Engine Data File .pk3 file icon

Quake 3 Engine Data File

PK3 is a Quake 3 Engine data file. The PK3 files use ZIP compression and just have different names.
Detailed description not available
Category: Archive files
Application: ZipZag
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Quake Engine Data
Doom Data File
ZIP Archive
Zoo Compressed Archive
Unreal Tournament 2003 Map File
Project Snowblind Game Data
Unreal Tournament 2004 Package
CoD2 Game Data
CoD2 Fast File

Other types of files may also use the .pk3 file extension. If you have helpful information about .pk3 extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

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The .pk3 filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

pkr (1), pk (1), p3 (1), pm3 (1), pkw (1), pke (1), p3k (1), pl3 (1)

Can't open a .pk3 file?

If you want to open a .pk3 file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .pk3 association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.pk3

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