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.ARK File Extension

File Type 1PowerDesk Pro Archive

3.9 (19 Votes)
CategoryCompressed Files

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File archive created with the CP/M utility "ARK11.COM," an outdated file compression program for MS-DOS; contains a group of files saved as a single compressed archive; can be extracted using PowerDesk Pro.

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Programs that open ARK files

Updated 5/13/2009

File Type 2ARK: Survival Evolved World File

DeveloperStudio Wildcard
3.5 (4 Votes)
CategoryGame Files

.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.

More Information

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\

Common ARK Filenames

[WorldName].ark - The name given to ARK files is simply the name of the world, such as TheCenter.ark or ScorchedEarth.ark.

Programs that open ARK files

Updated 3/1/2019

About ARK Files

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