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Informations about the APK filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .apk filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .apk file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

1 filename extension(s) are in our database

.apk - Android Application Package

The APK file is a Archive file, which is connected to the Android Application Package according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Android Application Package (.apk) files can be opened or converted with the help of Android SDK.

Format description:
APK format
Category:
Archive
Application:
Android SDK
Mime-type:
application/vnd.android.package-archive
Magic string:
- / -
Aliases:
-
Related links:
Android on Wikipedia
Related extensions:
.ab
Android ADB Backup Archive
.arsc
Android Package Resource
.obb
Android Opaque Binary Blob File

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .apk file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .apk extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .apk files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .apk file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .apk file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .apk file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .apk file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .apk extension

The .apk filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .apk files.

ak, xpk, qpk, pak, apo, apl, ap, akp, zpk, wpk, pk, apu, apm, apj, alk

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .apk file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .apk extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

.ak
TracerCAD File
.xpk
DB/TextWorks Exported Record Skeleton Definitions
.apu
Corrupted RAW Image
.akp
Akai MPC2500 Sampler Program
.xpk
NMRView Peak List
.pak
Quake Engine Data

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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