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format file pit

What is a pit file and how do I open a pit file?

The PIT extension is one of the original Macintosh file compression formats. It has become obsolete, and is replaced by more advanced compression algorithms, such as Zip and Stuffit. PIT files are categorized as compressed files and are known as PackIt Compressed Archives as they are mostly used by MAC OS PackIt tool. However, even if PIT files are very useful especially when it comes to PackIt compression, these files are also obsolete files already. Aside from being obsolete and not been used for several years already, PIT files are also MAC files only which means they can only be opened on a MAC Operating System. Since PIT files have been replaced by more modern compression files already, and they are no longer common, in case someone gets a hold of PIT files, they can be opened on Windows operating systems with the use of more current compression utilities such as the Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010.

PIT files are also used by some Android-based Samsung mobile phones, including the Samsung Galaxy series or Smartphones. These PIT files are part of the firmware that is flashed onto the phone from the manufacturer; often they are used by users, but not meant to be manually edited. PIT files contain the partition information table (PIT) for the device. Different firmware versions may use other partition layouts, however the specific configuration on each device is handled by each of the manufacturers.

Mac OS
Recommended pit file download:
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Detail pit file extension information:
File Type: pit
File Format: PackIt Compressed Archive
Primary Association: Archive Files