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File extension PKPASS

The most common cause of problems with opening the PKPASS file is simply the lack of appropriate applications installed on your computer. In this case, it is sufficient to find, download and install an application that supports the PKPASS file format - this type of programs are available below.

File type Apple Passbook Pass Format
Developer Apple



It should be noted that some coded data from files that your computer does not read can be sometimes previewed in a Notepad. This way, we will read passages of a text or numbers. It is worth checking if this method can also be applied to the PKPASS files.

What should be done when an application from the list has already been installed?

Often, an installed application should automatically link to a PKPASS file. If it did not happen, the PKPASS file can be linked with the newly installed application manually. Simply right-click on the PKPASS file, then from the available list select "Choose default program". Next, select "Browse" and find the application you selected. These changes have to be confirmed by pressing the "OK" button.

Programs that can open the PKPASS file

  • PassWalletPassWallet
  • Apple PassbookApple Passbook

Why can’t I open the PKPASS file?

However, problems with the PKPASS files can also have a different background. Sometimes even the software, installed on your computer, that supports the PKPASS files does not solve the problem. The reason for the fact that the PKPASS file can’t be opened and used can also be:

- an incorrect link to the PKPASS file in the registry entries
- corruption of a PKPASS file, that you want to open
- infection of a PKPASS file (viruses)
- insufficient computer hardware resources
- drivers out of date
- accidental deletion of the PKPASS file from the Windows registry
- incomplete installation of the program that supports a PKPASS file?

Solving these problems should allow the free opening and working with the PKPASS files. If the computer still has problems with the files, use the services of an expert who will diagnose a specific cause.

My computer does not show file extensions, what should I do?

In the standard Windows settings, a computer user cannot see the PKPASS file extension. However, you can successfully change this in the settings. Just go to "Control Panel" and select "Appearance and Personalization". Then, go to the "Folder Options" and open the "View" tab. On the "View" tab, you will find "Hide extensions for known file types" – you should mark this option and confirm by pressing "OK". At this point, the extension of all files, including the PKPASS files should be displayed after the file name.