DSK File - opening and understanding

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

What is a DSK file?

Files with the .dsk extension are most commonly associated with disk image files. These files normally contain a copy of the data that is on a diskette. The DSK file format preserves the disk info and are useful for archiving disks onto a computer hard drive.

The .dsk file extension is also used for Delphi desktop files, Desk files, Novell NetWare disk driver files, ZX Spectrum emulator files, Lotus Notes design elements files, SHARP MZ-series emulator files and Simple IDs database files.

How to open DSK files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DSK for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DSK openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension DSK

While we know of one file format using the .DSK file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DSK file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

IsoBusterIsoBusterUser submitted
WinImageWinImageUser submitted
Magic UneraserMagic UneraserUser submitted
Hetman UneraserHetman UneraserUser submitted
Magic Partition RecoveryMagic Partition RecoveryUser submitted
Spectaculator ZX Spectrum EmulatorSpectaculator ZX Spectrum EmulatorUser submitted
Deskcalc ProDeskcalc ProUser submitted
Hetman Partition RecoveryHetman Partition RecoveryUser submitted
WinImage application fileWinImage application fileUser submitted
Comfy File RecoveryComfy File RecoveryUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DSK-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 DSK-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!