The File Extensions Database

.DSK File Extension

  • Category: Disk Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .DSK file?

.DSK is Disk Image

Generic disk image format created by disk imaging programs; may be from an older program that images 3.5" diskettes, or from a newer program that creates larger disk images; often compressed to save disk space; can be mounted to appear as a disk on the desktop for Mac or within My Computer for Windows.

NOTE: Since the ".dsk" extension is used as a generic marker for multiple types of disk images, a DSK file created in one program may not be compatible with another program.

Programs that open Disk Image
Gilles Vollant WinImage
SoftAmbulance Partition Doctor
R-Tools Technology R-Studio
Apple Disk Utility
File Type 2 Borland Project Desktop File
Developer by: Borland Category: Developer Files

Project file created by Borland Delphi or C++ development software; may store several files and resources referenced by the project.

Programs that open Borland Project Desktop File
Embarcadero Delphi
File Type 3 Simple IDs Database
Category: Database Files

Database of ID cards created by Simple IDs, an identification card creator program

Programs that open Simple IDs Database
DSKE Simple IDs

How to solve problems with DSK files

  • Associate the DSK file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DSK file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DSK files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DSK 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 .DSK is Disk Image. Because only the current version supports the latest DSK file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .DSK is Disk Image update.
  • To make sure that your DSK file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.