DARK file format description

Many people share .dark files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .dark file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .dark files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dark - OpenDark Archiver Compressed File

The DARK archive files are related to OpenDark. The DARK file is an OpenDark Archiver Compressed File. OpenDark is a simple, command line block compressor.

Archive files
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OpenDark Archiver Compressed File related extensions:
Formula Graphics Presentation Archive
Renault R-Link Firmware Update Package
Oppo Smartphone Firmware Update
RSLogix 5 Compressed Project Backup
DAR Disk Archive
VMware VCM UNIX Agent ZRP Archive

Naturally, other applications may also use the .dark file extension. Even harmful programs can create .dark files. Be especially cautious with .dark files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .dark 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 a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .dark file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ark, dak, dar, drk

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

PowerDesk Pro Archive
Race Studio 2 Downloaded Files
OpenBook Document
Debian Archive Kit Data
DAR Disk Archive
DVD Architect Project

Operating systems

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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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