ARK file format description

Many people often share .ark files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .ark files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .ark files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .ark files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .ark file format.

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ark - PowerDesk Pro Archive

The ARK archive files are related to PowerDesk Pro. The ARK file is a PowerDesk Pro Archive. PowerDesk Pro is a file management software for windows operating system.

Application:PowerDesk Pro
Category:Archive files
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PowerDesk Pro Archive related extensions:

  • djz DJUCED Sample Package
  • kb2 Kleo Backup Archive
  • zbk Zarafa Backup Archive
  • appv App-V Virtual Application Package
  • via Viz Artist v3 Archive
  • to4 Top 4 Compressed Data

.ark - OpenBook Document

The ARK document files are related to OpenBook. The ARK file is an OpenBook Document. OpenBook is a software program that transforms your personal computer and scanner into a reading machine. OpenBook converts printed documents or graphic-based text into an electronic text format on your PC, using quality speech and the latest optical character recognition (OCR) technology.

Category:Document files
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OpenBook Document related extensions:

  • obx OpenBook v8 Document

.ark - ARK: Survival Evolved World Data

The ARK game data files are related to ARK: Survival Evolved. The ARK file is an ARK: Survival Evolved World Data. ARK: Survival Evolved is an action-adventure survival video game developed by Studio Wildcard.

Application:ARK: Survival Evolved
Category:Game Data files
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ARK: Survival Evolved World Data related extensions:

  • sh2 Stronghold 2 Saved Game
  • xp3 KiriKiri Package
  • wso The Sims 3 Mesh Data
  • wg FIFA 2000 Game Data
  • mmp Grand Theft Auto Multiplayer Map
  • lit ROSE Online Light Map Data

Be careful.

It is important to understand that the .ark file extension is not limited to a particular set of applications. Other programs besides the intended ones can also use the .ark extension to create files. This includes potentially harmful programs or malware that may generate .ark files for various purposes. Be especially cautious with .ark files coming from untrusted or unknown sources.

Can't open a .ark file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize an extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .ark file

To set the .ark file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. Under the Default apps section, you will find various categories such as Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate, such as Photos for image files or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the desired app is not listed, click on More apps to see additional options or click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps in the Store.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set .ark file association. Many applications can open .ark files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

The .ark file extension is often given incorrectly

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. Our goal in providing this list is to help users find the right information more easily and enhance their overall search experience on our website.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

adk, aek, agk, ak, akr, ar, arj, arl, arm, aro, atk, rak, rk, wrk, xrk

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .ark filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .ark:

Operating systems

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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