ARK File Type

- The quick facts

What are ARK files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ARK file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an ARK file?

ARK files have multiple uses, and DS Squeeze Archive is one of them.

DS Squeeze Archive

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open ARK files

Important: Different programs may use files with the ARK file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ARK file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 7 different ARK openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the ARK extension

Through our research of ARK files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Fold Compressed Archive
  • QuArk Compressed Archive

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

PowerDeskPowerDeskUser submitted
OpenBookOpenBookUser submitted
My PowerDeskMy PowerDeskUser submitted
ExplorerPlusExplorerPlusUser submitted
Ontrack ZipMagicOntrack ZipMagicUser submitted
ZipMagicZipMagicUser submitted
DirMaster v2.2.009/StyleDirMaster v2.2.009/StyleUser submitted

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