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PakExplorer v1.2

A Modding Tool for Quake


A Quake .pak browser for Windows95 and WindowsNT 4.0

PakExplorer is freeware. You may distribute this program freely and without charge, as long as all the files in the zip archive are included and not modified in any way.

PakExplorer may not be included with or as part of any commercial product.

PakExplorer is a browser for Quake PAK files which uses a Windows Explorer-style interface. Some of the features of PakExplorer are:

  • Registers .pak files from with the shell, so you can open them by double-clicking in explorer.
  • Supports drag and drop to _and_ from windows explorer, between two PakExplorer windows, and within a single pak file.
  • Supports cut and paste to and from explorer, between two .pak files, and within a single pak file.
  • Creates new pak files, using the command in PakExplorer _or_ through the Windows 'New' menu, the same menu used to create new folders.
  • Supports all internal operations - you can rename, move, and delete folders and files, create new folders, and restore deleted files.
  • Shows file names, sizes, and types in the list view. You can sort by any of these attributes, in ascending or descending order.
  • Removes unused space from pak files introduced when deleting or overwriting files.
  • Extract files, retaining all path information. This feature is common in most pak rippers, so I included it here.
  • Launch files directly from the pak. Just double-click on the file to open it with the program you normally use to view that type. PakExplorer keeps track of the file and saves any changes you make back to the .pak.
  • Play wave files without extracting them. Just highlight the wave file and click the 'Play' toolbar button.
  • Right-click context menus provide easy access to most commands.
  • Many of PakExplorer's features are optional - you choose whether or not to use them. You can configure PakExplorer's shell registration, choose when to display confirmation messages, and more.

Redistributor's Note:
  • Had no problems running PakExplorer v1.2 on Windows 7 SP1 (x86) and Windows 10 1803 (x64).
  • The homepage of the Tool is long gone but you can visit the archived site via the Wayback Machine.


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