Drop your file to analyze it

VPK File

What are VPK files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a VPK file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your VPK files.

What is a VPK file?

VPK files have multiple uses, and Valve Pak Archive is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

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

We have identified one VPK opener that is compatible with this specific type of VPK file.

Programs that open Valve Pak Archive files


Last updated: December 21, 2023

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 file 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 three different VPK openers which you will find listed below.

PlayStation Vita Application Package

We know that one VPK format is PlayStation Vita Application Package. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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.

GCFScapeGCFScapeUser submitted
VUEVUEUser submitted
Unzip OneUnzip OneUser submitted

Help us help others

File.org helps thousands of users every day, and we would love to hear from you if you have additional information about VPK file formats, example files, or compatible programs. Please use the links below or email us at submit@file.org to discuss further.