.PK3 File Extension

Id Software
File Type:
Quake 3 Engine Game Data File

Having trouble opening .pk3 extension? Don't panic! This page explains what pk3 files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open pk3 files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a PK3 file?

Pk3 file extension has Quake 3 Engine Game Data file type, developed by Id Software, which is associated with the "game files" category.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

pk3 file icon
Id Software
File Type:
Quake 3 Engine Game Data File
Game Files

How to open PK3 file?

Double click the pk3 file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .pk3 extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the pk3 extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the pk3 file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open PK3 files

  • Windows Windows
    • id Software Quake 3 id Software Quake 3
    • QuArK QuArK
    • PakScape PakScape
    • Corel WinZip 20.5 Corel WinZip 20.5
    • 7-Zip 7-Zip

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the pk3 file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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