.ARK File Extension
File Type 1PowerDesk Pro Archive
What is an ARK file?
File archive created with the CP/M utility "ARK11.COM," an outdated file compression program for MS-DOS; contains a group of files saved as a single compressed archive; can be extracted using PowerDesk Pro.
File Type 2ARK: Survival Evolved World File
.ARK File Association 2
An ARK file contains a world saved by ARK: Survival Evolved, an action-adventure survival game. It stores information about the world, which includes map data and structures in the world.
The ARK file is one of 3 save files that ARK: Survival Evolved gamers commonly encounter. The .ARKPROFILE file contains the profile of a player and the .ARKTRIBE file contains information about a tribe of players.
ARK files are saved by default by Steam installations of ARK: Survival Evolved in the following Windows directory:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\ARK\ShooterGame\Saved\SavedArksLocal\
[WorldName].ark - The name given to ARK files is simply the name of the world, such as TheCenter.ark or ScorchedEarth.ark.