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How To: PKG No Show Package Contents

How To: PKG No Show Package Contents

Are you right-clicking on a .pkg file on Mac but there is no option Show Package Contents? This is because a package archive does not contain package contents. The show package contents options is only show when you right-click a .app file. However, there is a workaround.

PKG Show All File Contents

Using Terminal, you can expand a PKG file and see the contents inside.


1. Open Terminal (Hard Drive -> Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal)

2. Type the following command. The first path is the path to your PKG file while the second is the path to outut PKG files to: pkgutil --expand /path/package.pkg /outputfolder/

(You can drag and drop files and folder into the Terminal as well, without manually needing to type their path)


pkgutil --expand /path/to/package.pkg /output/destination/



3. The files will unpack. Now, you can view the contents of the package similar to this package we expanded below.

Reveal MAC PKG Contents

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VCP Lab on Thursday, 26 July 2018 14:58

Nope doesn't work with OS 10.13.6

Nope doesn't work with OS 10.13.6
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