Open APK files with File Viewer Plus

The contents of an APK file displayed in File Viewer Plus 3
An Android Package open in File Viewer Plus 3

Do you want to extract the files and folders within an Android package (.APK) file?

File Viewer Plus can list the files and folders within APK files and can extract them to a location on your hard drive, allowing you to inspect the contents of Android apps.

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What is a .APK file?

Android apps are packaged and distributed as APK files. These packages store all the necessary files for an Android app, such as the compiled resources and application manifest. Typically, APK files are hidden from users because services such as Google Play automatically download and install them. However, many APKs are available for download from third-party websites and can be used for installing apps manually.

File Viewer Plus cannot install or run APK files, but the software allows you to extract the contents of the package, similar to extracting a ZIP archive. This capability may be useful for users who would like to examine the contents within an Android package.

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File Viewer Plus APK Support


File Viewer Plus cannot install or run Android apps, but you can extract the files within an APK archive and view the resulting list of files in Windows Explorer.

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