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PKL File Extension

Exchange Migration Wizard Packing
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
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  • Popularity
    2.7 (8 votes)

What is PKL file?

Full format name of files that use PKL extension is Exchange Migration Wizard Packing. Microsoft Corporation defined the Exchange Migration Wizard Packing format standard. Files with PKL extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. PKL file format, along with 6033 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. Microsoft Exchange Server is by far the most used program for working with PKL files. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Exchange Server software, but also about PKL and other supported file formats.

Programs which support PKL file extension

Programs that can handle PKL files are as follows. Files with PKL 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 PKL file

How to open file with PKL extension?

Problems with accessing PKL may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with PKL files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PKL files.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Exchange Server

Install software to open PKL file Problems with opening and working with PKL files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PKL files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Microsoft Exchange Server developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PKL files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Microsoft Exchange Server installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Exchange Server and update if needed

Update software that support file extension PKLIf the problems with opening PKL files still occur even after installing Microsoft Exchange Server, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Exchange Server is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why PKL files are not compatible with Microsoft Exchange Server. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Exchange Server.

Step 3. Associate Exchange Migration Wizard Packing files with Microsoft Exchange Server

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PKL files with latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with PKL file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the PKL file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Exchange Server is installed, check the Always use this app to open PKL files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with PKL file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PKL extension, 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 PKL extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the PKL 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 PKL file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check PKL file for viruses
1. Verify that the PKL in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PKL file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the PKL file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the PKL file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the PKL 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 PKL extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Exchange Migration Wizard Packing file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Exchange Server

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with PKL extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Exchange Migration Wizard Packing file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PKL files affecting older versions of given software.

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