What is a .PACK.GZ File And How To Open It – Oracle (Easy Guide)


Have you came across a file with the .pack.gz extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .pack.gz file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .PACK.GZ file?

The file extension .PACK.GZ stands for Pack200 Compressed Archive. The creator of this file extension is Oracle. The format of this compressed file is binary.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .pack.gz file on 1 platform.

How to open a .PACK.GZ file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .PACK.GZ file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .PACK.GZ file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .pack.gz file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Corel WinZip software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe and Corel WinZip software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PACK.GZ file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Corel WinZip software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .PACK.GZ file?

If you cannot open the .PACK.GZ file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PACK.GZ file.package – Electronic Arts, .package – Autopackage, .package – FOREVER, .pad – The Sage Group, .pae – ConeXware. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .PACK.GZ file with the Corel WinZip, Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe programs on Windows.