.PKZ File Extension

Video Game Package

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4.3  |  9 Votes

What is a PKZ file?

A PKZ file is an archive used by video games such as Spider-Man: Edge of Time and Bee Movie Game. It may include graphics, textures, sounds, voice clips, and other game data. PKZ files are typically used by Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of video games.

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The format for a PKZ file used by one game may differ from the PKZ format used for a different game. Therefore, you may have to try multiple programs before opening your PKZ file. You can use custom scripts, such as chrrox's script for Spider-Man: Edge of Time, with Luigi Auriemma's QuickBMS to extract PKZ files.

Also, PKZ files compressed with Zip compression can be decompressed using a Zip decompression program, such as Corel WinZip, 7-Zip, WinRAR, or Apple Archive Utility. Simply rename the ".pkz" extension to ".zip" and decompress it. You can then modify the contents of the PKZ file, compress it with Zip compression, then rename the ".zip" extension to ".pkz".

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Programs that open PKZ files

Packet Tracer Compressed Archive

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A PKZ file may also be a Zip-compressed archive created by Cisco Packet Tracer, a network simulation and visualization tool. It stores one or more Packet Tracer activities (.PKA files) or models (.PKT files) that Packet Tracer users have compressed to share with other users or store as a backup.

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Screenshot of a .pkz file in Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1
PKZ file open in Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1

Cisco Packet Tracer provides a learning environment where students, trainees, and established professionals can practice their network management skills. You can create custom activities and models with Packet Tracer and then share them as PKZ files with other users looking to learn from your content. Sharing content as PKZ files is especially helpful for teachers delivering learning materials to their students.

To create a PKZ file with Packet Tracer, follow these steps:

  1. Select File → Save As PKZ...
  2. Add the files you would like to include in the PKZ archive
  3. Select OK

NOTE: When saving the PKZ file, Packet Tracer names it with the same name as the first file in the archive but appends the .pkz file extension to the end of it. For example, if you compress the example.pkt file and the sample.pka files (with the example.pkt file listed first) the resulting PKZ file will be example.pkt.pkz.

How to open a PKZ file

You can open a PKZ file with Cisco Packet Tracer in Windows, macOS, and Linux by selecting File → Open....

Decompressed PKZ file open in Apple Finder
Decompressed PKZ file open in Apple Finder

If you do not have access to Cisco Packet Tracer, you can also extract the contents of a PKZ file with a Zip decompression utility. To extract the contents of a PKZ file, change the .pkz file extension to .zip, then unzip the archive with a decompression utility, such as Windows File Explorer, Apple Archive Utility, or Corel WinZip.

Programs that open PKZ files

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