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PK3 file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .pk3 file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .pk3 file?
  • What program do I need to open a .pk3 file?
  • How can the .pk3 file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .pk3 files to another format?

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

✅ Quake 3 Engine Data File

PK3 is a Quake 3 Engine data file. The PK3 files use ZIP compression and just have different names.
PK3 format description not yet available
Category: Archive files
Application: ZipZag
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PK3 aliases:
PK3 related links:
PK3 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

Unreal Tournament Texture Package

Other types of files may also use the .pk3 file extension.

🚫 The .pk3 file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

k3, p3, p3k, pj3, pk, pkr, pkw, pl3, pm3, po3

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Electric Quilt 3 Project
Adobe Audition v3 Peak File
Primavera Project Planner Data
Pathloss Link Design Data
Harvard Graphics ChartXL Palette Data
Kurzweil PC3K8 Audio Data
Crouzet Millenium 3 Program
Pegasus Mail 3 Data
PGP Public Keyring File

🔴 Can't open a .pk3 file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .pk3 file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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