ARK File

Did your computer fail to open an ARK file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .ARK files.

What is an ARK file?

An .ARK file is a DS Squeeze archive file. Through our analysis of ARK files, we know that one use of the format is DS Squeeze archive. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

What else are .ARK files used for?

While DS Squeeze archive is a popular type of ARK-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .ARK extension.

The ARK file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So an ARK opener may not be able to open all kinds of ARK files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited ARK viewer.

QuArk compressed archive

Through our analysis of ARK files, we know that one use of the format is QuArk compressed archive. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Various ARK file openers, viewers, etc.

These apps are known to open certain types of ARK files. Remember, different programs may use ARK files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ARK-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with ARK-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!