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.pax File Extension

Developer: POSIX
File type: PAX Archive
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .pax. Files with the file extension .pax can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .pax files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .pax file?

Files that are integrated with the PAX data encoding technology is classified as an archive of files and folders that have been compressed by supported file compression software. File compression tools that can create PAX archives are integrated with data encoding and compression standards that are part of the code sequences and directives implemented into the PAX compression algorithm. A file compression program that can create these PAX files is the Dare to be Creative Archiver software. These PAX files can be decompressed by accessing the features of supported file compression tools like the 7-ZIP software.

how to open a .pax file?

Launch a .pax file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .pax file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .pax files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .pax file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .pax file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .pax file association errors

applications that open a .pax file

Dare to be Creative Archiver

Dare to be Creative Archiver

Dare to be creative Archive is a software used for compressing files to save Hard Drive spaces and save time as well in sending large files through e-mails. This software can support famous archive formats such as RAR, 7zip, zip, Apple disk img, Tar, Tar Gzip, Tar Bzip2, Tar z, CPIO, ARJ, CAB, LhA, BinHex, Macbinary, Linux RPM, PAX , Amiga DMX, Amiga Lhf, Amiga LZX, Amiga DCS, Amiga Packdev, Amiga Zoom disk Archive and Ha Archive. This archiver can split and can also combine large files to be able to fit in one disk or to be uploaded in an e-mail. This software is a must for those users who a precious or confidential files. It is able to encrypt file and put secure password for the file so may keep the confidentiality of the file. This software runs on Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6, Lion 10.7, Mountain Lion 10.8 and lower version such as Leopard 10.5.


Equipped with a high compression ratio (as high as 7z format via LMZA and LMZA2), 7-Zip is an open-source ZIP archiver software that is usable on any computer regardless of operating system installed from the latest to the earlier versions and without any charge at all. Majority of the source codes used by this program are on the list of GNU LGPL License. These include unRar, RAR,ZIP, ARJ, XZ, Z, TAR, WIM, BZIP2, GZIP, CAB, HFS, LZMA, NSIS, CPIO, RPM, VHD, DEB, CHM, LZH, MBR, FAT, NTFS, XAR, DMG, CramFS, ISO, MSI, SquashFS, and UDF. Technically, formats ZIP and GZIP have a ratio of 2 to 10%, 7z has high ratio from 30 to 70% plus this same format has self extracting capability while both ZIP and 7z has AES 256 encryption. Other features include windows shell, file manager, command line version, FAR manager plug-in and localizations for languages up to 79.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .pax files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .pax. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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