Opening ARK files

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

What is an ARK file?

The file extension indicates to your device which program can open the file. However, often different programs will use the same file extension for different types of data.

For ARK files, we are aware of 2 uses, which you can read more about below.

DS Squeeze archive

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 verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

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 verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Software that will open, convert or fix ARK files

These apps are known to open certain types of ARK files. Since many different programs may use ARK files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific ARK file.

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Ontrack ZipMagicOntrack ZipMagicUser submitted
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We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with ARK-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with ARK-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!