What is a .PAK File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)


While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .pak extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .pak file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .PAK file?

The file extension .PAK is from Video Game Package.This file belongs to the binary format and it is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .pak file on 1 platform.

How to open a .PAK file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .PAK file on various operating systems.

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

The .pak file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Wally software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Pak Explorer, Sprite Explorer and Wally software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PAK file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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 Wally software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .PAK file?

If you are still unable to open the .PAK file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .PAK file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .pak – Simutrans, .pak – Microsoft. 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 .PAK file with the Wally, Pak Explorer, Sprite Explorer programs on Windows.