File Extension Library

.ZKS File Extension

  • Developer by: Owlcat Games
  • Category: Game Files

What are .ZKS files and how to open them?

Can't open .ZKS file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .ZKS file.

What is a .ZKS file extension?

.ZKS file extension is created by Owlcat Games. .ZKS has been classified as Game Files.

.ZKS is Pathfinder Kingmaker Game Save File

A ZKS file is a game save data file created by Pathfinder Kingmaker, a fantasy role-playing game (RPG). It is a Zip-compressed archive that contains multiple .JSON files that store the game save information. ZKS files include all the game save information, including the attributes for the main character and companions and acquired weapons, spells, and gold.

You most likely will only encounter ZKS files if you are looking to move or modify Pathfinder Kingmaker save files. The ZKS files are not meant to be manually opened, instead, the files are referenced by the game to load game progress.

Although ZKS files are not meant to be manually opened, you can open and extract information from the files by changing the file extension from .zks to .zip. A Zip-decompression utility, such as Microsoft File Explorer or Corel WinZip, can be used to extract the contents (player.json, party.json, etc.), from the .ZIP archives. Be careful when modifying the contents since the edits could cause the game save data to become corrupt.

After making edits to the contents, save the modified files, and compress the files into a ZIP archive. Then, change the .zip file extension to .zks and place the file back in the original save location.

ZKS files are created and saved by Pathfinder Kingmaker in the following directory:

C:\Users\[username]\AppData\LocalLow\OwlcatGames\Pathfinder Kingmaker\Saved Games

List of all softwares that can open the Pathfinder Kingmaker Game Save File
Pathfinder Kingmaker

How to fix problems with .ZKS files

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