The PackIt Compressed Archive was a file compression format which was used by Apple on the original Macintosh computers. While it was a successful and popular file format back then, it has now gone out of the market, being completely obsolete and redundant in the computers used today. The PackIt Compressed Archive file format has now been replaced by more popular file compression formats such as Zip (.ZIP), RAR (.RAR), or Stuffit (.SIT) compressions. These tend to be more advanced in terms of runtime and functioning as opposed to the initial .PIT file.
Below is a table that list programs that support PIT files. PIT files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PIT files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with PIT 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 PIT files.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PIT files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select PackIt or one of the recommended programs (for example, The Unarchiver) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PIT files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading PackIt installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening PIT files still occur even after installing PackIt, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of PackIt is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that PackIt cannot handle files with PIT may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of PackIt should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing PackIt (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PIT files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PIT file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
Should it happed that the PIT is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the PIT file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
Did you receive the PIT 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. It could happen the the download process of file with PIT extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the PackIt Compressed Archive file again.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open PIT files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with PackIt Compressed Archive files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the PIT files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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