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

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✅ Steam Package Data

Steam Package Data .pkv file icon
The PKV file is a Steam Package Data. Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. GCF's are the name of the single files in which Steam games are stored and official content is downloaded.
The PKV format description is not yet available
Category: Archive files
Application: Steam
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PKV aliases:
PKV related links:
PKV related extensions:
Steam Game Cache File

Steam Game Backup Data

Steam Game Backup Metadata

Steam Game Backup Info

Valve Steam Client Registry Data

Valve Steam Compressed Game Resource

⚠ Be careful with .pkv files.

It's important to know that the .pkv file extension can be used by various programs, not just the ones you expect. This includes potentially harmful software or malware that might create .pkv files. Be cautious when dealing with .pkv files from unknown sources.

🚫 The .pkv file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

kv, pjv, pk, pkb, pkc, pkd, pkf, pkg, plv, pmv, pov, pv, pvk

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Adobe Audition Peak File

Velocity User Selections Data

Microsoft Software Publisher Private Key

Sony Playstation 3 Package

Adobe Audition v3 Peak File

Prince of Persia Single Level Data

🔴 Can't open a .pkv 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:

Select an app to open this .pkv file

It means that the operating system does not have a default app associated with the .pkv file type. To resolve this issue and open the file, you can take the following steps:

If you don't know how to change the default app for the .pkv file, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. The extension of a file serves as a hint to the operating system and various software programs about the type of data contained within the file. When you alter a file's extension, you essentially modify how software applications interpret and handle that file. Every file has a specific format, also known as its file type or file format. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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