PAQ File Extension

PAQ file icon
Hewlett-Packard Software Restore Format
  • Developer
    Hewlett-Packard
  • Popularity
    3.3 (3 votes)

What is PAQ file?

PAQ filename suffix is mostly used for Hewlett-Packard Software Restore Format files. Hewlett-Packard Software Restore Format specification was created by Hewlett-Packard. PAQ file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. PAQ file belongs to the Backup Files category just like 174 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use WinZip software for managing PAQ files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of WinZip Computing, S.L. developer not only will you find detailed information about theWinZip software, but also about PAQ and other supported file formats.

Programs which support PAQ file extension

Programs that can handle PAQ files are as follows. Files with PAQ extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support PAQ file

How to open file with PAQ extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PAQ files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with PAQ extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PAQ files.

Step 1. Download and install WinZip

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PAQ files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing WinZip or different compatible program, such as PKUNZIP. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download WinZip installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit WinZip Computing, S.L. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of WinZip

If the problems with opening PAQ files still occur even after installing WinZip, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of WinZip is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of WinZip installed, it may not support PAQ format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using WinZip.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PAQ files to WinZip

If you have the latest version of WinZip installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage PAQ on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the PAQ with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the WinZip installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open PAQ files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PAQ file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with PAQ extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the PAQ is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper PAQ file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the PAQ in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the PAQ is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the PAQ file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the PAQ file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the PAQ file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with PAQ extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Hewlett-Packard Software Restore Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open WinZip

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PAQ files. Close all running programs and try opening the PAQ file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Hewlett-Packard Software Restore Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PAQ files.

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