The File Extensions Database


.PKR File Extension

  • Developer by: Symantec Corporation
  • Category: Encoded and encrypted Files

What is an .PKR file?

.PKR is Pretty Good Privacy public keyring

The pkr file extension is associated with the Pretty Good Privacy, a data encryption and decryption software for Microsoft Windows and other operating systems.

The pkr file stores public keyring.


How to open:

Use PGP to work with *.pkr files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .pkr 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 solve problems with PKR files

  • Associate the PKR file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any PKR file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.PKR files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the PKR file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .PKR is Pretty Good Privacy public keyring. Because only the current version supports the latest PKR file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Symantec Corporation manufacturer website after an available .PKR is Pretty Good Privacy public keyring update.
  • To make sure that your PKR file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.