The File Extensions Database

.ARK File Extension

  • Developer by: ARK11
  • Category: Compressed Files

What is an .ARK file?

.ARK is PowerDesk Pro Archive

File archive created with the CP/M utility "ARK11.COM," an outdated file compression program for MS-DOS; contains a group of files saved as a single compressed archive; can be extracted using PowerDesk Pro.

Programs that open PowerDesk Pro Archive
Avanquest PowerDesk Pro

How to solve problems with ARK files

  • Associate the ARK file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ARK file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ARK files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ARK file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ARK is PowerDesk Pro Archive. Because only the current version supports the latest ARK file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the ARK11 manufacturer website after an available .ARK is PowerDesk Pro Archive update.
  • To make sure that your ARK file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.