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.paq File Extension

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

what is a .paq file?

PAQ files are categorized as backup files and known as Hewlett-Packard Software Restore Files because the data they contain are mainly used for the restoration of system files and other pre-installed data on a Hewlett-Packard (HP) computer system. These files are compressed and encrypted archives and are typically located on recovery disks or an HP system software installer. These files contribute a lot to keeping system files safe and secure and ready to transfer to another computer or disk in case there is system failure. Decompression programs like Winzip can be used to open PAQ files and since these are encrypted files, they usually require a password to be entered before they can be opened. Usually, the password to enter in order to unlock these files is PANDORA. Aside from the Winzip archiver, PAQ files can also be opened using PKWARE PKUNZIP; another archiving tool in the market, written by Phil Katz.

how to open a .paq file?

Launch a .paq 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 .paq 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 .paq files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .paq file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .paq file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .paq file association errors

applications that open a .paq file

Corel WinZip 16 Pro

Corel WinZip 16 Pro

Compressing files frees up space in the hard disk, and Corel Win Zip 16 Pro can compress files into different formats. This software allows users to choose the level of compression and the compression method that they want to integrate into their files and folders. All Major compressed formats can be extracted by this application, and this compression and decompression software runs in Microsoft Windows XP, Vista And window 7. Internet connectivity is needed for activating this program. Corel WinZip 16 Pro can provide users with access to Zipsend, which is use to compress and send large files through email. This software may also provide users with access to Zipshare, which is use to upload compressed files to various social Websites. Backups are necessary for the important data of the user, and Corel WinZip 16 Pro provides an automated process for backing up files. Users can burn backups directly unto a CD/DVD or Blu-ray disc, or send the compressed files to the user’s email address for virtual backups.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .paq 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, .paq. 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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