From Just Solve the File Format Problem
PACKER is a compressed archive utility for DOS, developed by ImagiSOFT of Albuquerque, NM. It is a component of their installation software named The Finishing Touch.
PACKER's native file format is just called PACKED by the Finishing Touch documentation. Some third-party utilities (e.g. IDArc and LGFV) call it "PFT". It usually uses PKWARE DCL Implode compression.
PACKER does not provide a default filename extension, but .PAK is used by the Finishing Touch documentation and sample scripts.
Files begin with bytes (hex)
00 50 00 14 for PACKER 2.0, and
00 50 00 1E for 3.0. They seem to always end with
- The Finishing Touch v2.0 (1992), includes PACKER v2.0
- The Finishing Touch v2.6 (1993), includes PACKER v2.0
- The Finishing Touch v3.0 (1995), includes PACKER v3.0
- FINISH26.ZIP → SAMPLE.PAK