How to open PCAP file?

What is PCAP file extension?

PCAP is a file extension that is most often associated with a program for intercepting and recording data packets on the network called Wireshark. PCAB files are used by the program to save the captured data. Data collected in this way can be a source of analysis for network administrators. Data from a PCAP file can contain packets encoded using multiple communication protocols.

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Programs that support PCAP file

Programs for Windows system
Wireshark Wireshark
WinDump WinDump
Programs for Linux system
NetworkMiner NetworkMiner
tcpdump tcpdump
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the PCAP file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
What else may cause problems?
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the PCAP file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the PCAP file may be incorrectly linked (associated) with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this link by yourself. To do this, right-click on the PCAP file # that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the PCAP file should be solved forever.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the PCAP file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).