PKH File Extension

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Oracle Package Format
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What is PKH file?

PKH is a file extension commonly associated with Oracle Package Format files. Oracle Package Format specification was created by Oracle. PKH file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. PKH file format, along with 1258 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. The most popular program for handling PKH files is PL/SQL software, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support PKH file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support PKH files. PKH files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support PKH file

How to open file with PKH extension?

Problems with accessing PKH may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Oracle Package Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PKH files.

Step 1. Get the PL/SQL software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PKH files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install PL/SQL software or one to the listed programs: Oracle Database. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download PL/SQL software installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of PL/SQL software

If the problems with opening PKH files still occur even after installing PL/SQL software, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of PL/SQL software is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that PL/SQL software cannot handle files with PKH may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of PL/SQL software is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PKH files to PL/SQL software

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the PKH with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where PL/SQL software is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open PKH files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PKH file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PKH extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the PKH 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 PKH file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The PKH may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the PKH 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 PKH file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with PKH extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic PKH file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 PKH extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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 Oracle Package Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open PL/SQL software

If the systems has insufficient resources to open PKH files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Oracle Package Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PKH files.

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