PCAP File Extension

File Type

Packet Capture Data




Data Files





Information about the PCAP file extension

Files with the PCAP extension are characteristic of 2 operating systems and they are: Linux, Windows. tcpdump is a very common application as a tool for handling PCAP files. This is a program taken by . In addition, the Wireshark, WinDump, NetworkMiner programs can be used to open files with the PCAP extension.

PCAP files fall under the Data Files category. The PCAP file extension can also be found in 1326 in other file types and may not be supported by tcpdump or similar programs. The format of this particular Packet Capture Data file was developed by Wireshark. This particular Packet Capture Data file was most likely generated by the tcpdump program. PCAP detailed description

Our tools for working with the PCAP file

PCAP File Extension

What is a(n) PCAP file??

The .PCAP file extension is a file format used by packet capture tools, which are typically used for network monitoring, troubleshooting, and security purposes. These files are typically stored in Microsoft Windows operating systems in the folder C:UsersDefaultAppDataRoamingPacketCapture. The PCAP file allows you to see packets in order to help dig into network issues.

A PCAP file is a raw data that includes all the packets that have been sent or received by your computer over an Ethernet connection or any other shared medium like Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. A PCAP file can be opened in order to see what’s happening on your computer network and sometimes right on your screen with packet sniffers like Wireshark.

PCAP File Tools

What tools are available?

We present some basic free online tools that work with PCAP. Through them, you can perform many activities related to PCAP for free. For example, these tools will help you convert or edit your PCAP file.

PCAP File Opener

PCAP opener is a very popular tool among our users. Here you will find a way to open your unknown PCAP file. Opening the PCAP file allows you not only to view its contents, but also to perform various processes and changes to the file.

PCAP File Viewer

The PCAP Viwer tool helps to preview the contents of a file without the need to install dedicated software. Just go to the link provided and select your file. Next, our system will try to view the contents of the PCAP file.

PCAP File Converter

If you cannot perform all the operations on the PCAP file, you can convert it to a different format. After converting the file to a different format, you may have the option of using additional options for working with the PCAP file.

PCAP File Editor

If you want to edit the content of PCAP file, please use PCAP editor. Sometimes you need to be able to fully edit the contents of the PCAP file, in which case you may need to install dedicated software. Go to our editor to learn more about editing the PCAP file.



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