What is a .PAX File And How To Open It – POSIX

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .pax extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .pax file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .PAX file?

The .PAX file extension is from PAX Archive. The creator of this file extension is POSIX. The format of this compressed file is binary.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .pax file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .PAX file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .PAX file on various operating systems.

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

To open the .pax file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the 7-Zip software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use 7-Zip software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PAX file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 7-Zip software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PAX file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .pax file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the The Unarchiver software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Apple Archive Utility, The Unarchiver and Incredible Bee Archiver.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PAX 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the The Unarchiver software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .PAX file?

If you cannot open the .PAX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PAX file.pb – Fantaisie, .pb2map – Eric Gurt, .pba – CyberLink, .pba – Oracle, .pbb – AT&T;. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .PAX file with the 7-Zip program on Windows and The Unarchiver, Apple Archive Utility, Incredible Bee Archiver programs on Mac.