alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .APK

File description

Files with the APK extension comprises of the application programs that have been generated for the Google’s Android mobile based operating system. This Android platform is based on the Linux Operating system and was primarily designed by the Open Handset Alliance for use on the Smartphones, nevertheless, the Android platform is now available on the tablets in addition to the mobile phone usage.

Such files that consist of the APK file format is useful in storing the files that are required to run one Android application on the similar mobile device. These APK extensions are compressed file archive that contains the codes for the program, mainly the application resource files and the AndroidManifest.xml

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .APK file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .APK extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .APK file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .APK file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
Executable Files
File name: Google Android package file
Programs that will open this file:
7-Zip 7-Zip
Android SDK Android SDK
APK to BAR Converter APK to BAR Converter
BlueStacks App Player BlueStacks App Player
Dex2Jar Dex2Jar
Eclipse Eclipse
IntelliJ IDEA IntelliJ IDEA
JAR/JAD to APK Online Converter JAR/JAD to APK Online Converter
WinZip WinZip
Xenotix APK Decompiler Xenotix APK Decompiler
Zip2Apk Zip2Apk
Mac OS
Mac OS
Android SDK Android SDK
Apple Archive Utility Apple Archive Utility
Android SDK Android SDK
Android Android
Android Market Android Market
MyBackup Pro MyBackup Pro
Titanium Backup Titanium Backup
The .APK file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .APK extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .APK file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .APK file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .APK file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .APK file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .APK file association with the program

If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:

  • Right-click the .APK file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.