File Extension Library


.PKK File Extension

  • Developer by: Simon Tatham
  • Category: Encoded and encrypted Files

What is an .PKK file?

.PKK file extension is created by Simon Tatham. .PKK has been classified as Encoded and encrypted Files.

.PKK is PuTTYgen private key

The pkk file extension is associated with the PuTTYgen, which is a part of the PuTTY. The PuTTYgen is a RSA and DSA key generation utility.

The pkk file contains private key.


How to open:

Use PuTTY to work with *.pkk files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .pkk file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to Open .PKK file on different platforms

Open .PKK File on Windows

  • Right-click a .PKK
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .PKK file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .PKK files" Press "Ok"

Open .PKK File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .PKK file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .PKK File on Linux

Right click on the .PKK file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .PKK File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .PKK file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .PKK File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .PKK files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .PKK files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PKK files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PKK file format
  2. You need to check the .PKK file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)