File Extension PEAK

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    Steinberg Cubase Peak Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a PEAK file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a PEAK file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your PEAK file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


With the file extension PEAK so-called PEAK files of the sound processing software Cubase are marked. Peak files contain data for the visual representation of the waveform in the timeline.

PEAK files are automatically generated when importing or recording audio from Cubase. PEAK files do not contain any audio data. For imported audio files, the PEAK file gets the name of the audio file.

PEAK files can be safely deleted, if necessary they are simply generated again by the program. Until Cubase VST the ending ovw was used for this purpose.

Programs which can open a PEAK file

How to open a PEAK file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the PEAK file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a PEAK file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support PEAK files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a PEAK file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all PEAK files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with PEAK there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the PEAK file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the PEAK file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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