VPK File Type

- The quick facts

What are VPK files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a VPK 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 a VPK file?

VPK files have multiple uses, and Valve Pak Archive is one of them.

Valve Pak Archive

VPK (Valve Pak) files are uncompressed archives used to package game content. Some of Valve's games store materials, models, particles, choreography scenes, and many other file types in VPK files.

VPK files are also used to distribute modifications (mods) via the addoninstaller tool that ships with some games.

How to open VPK files

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different VPK openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 5, 2022

All known file formats using extension .VPK

While Valve Pak Archive is a popular type of VPK-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .VPK extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Verge Packfile

Verge Game Engine packfile that contains a collection of graphics, sound, and code within a single file. Packfiles are kind of like a zip file.

Verge was created to help developers design RPGs, although it can be used to create almost any game in the SuperNintendo or Genesis style. The VPK files are written in the C++ programming language, allowing for greater flexibility.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different VPK openers which you will find listed below.

More file formats using the VPK extension

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

  • PlayStation Vita Application Package

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of VPK files. Remember, different programs may use VPK 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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