An ark file extension is related to the ARC File Archiver a data compression utility. The *.ark file stores archive file created by the CPM/Port of ARC File Archiver.

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ARK file extension - ARC File Archiver CPM/Port archive

What is ark file? How to open ark files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The ark file extension is related to ARC, a lossless data compression and archival format by System Enhancement Associates (SEA). It was very popular during the early days of networked BBS.

The file format and the program were both called ARC.

The ARC program essentially made obsolete the use of combinations of the SQ program to compress files and the LU program to create .LBR archives by combining the functions of both compression and archiving into a single program.

ARC compresses multiple files into one - but unlike ZIP, not entire directory trees. The .arc format was the subject of quite a bit of controversy in the 1980s - an important event in the open source debate.

MIME types:
application/x-cpmdecode

This ark file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to ark file type:

FreeArc icon

FreeArc  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Bulat Ziganshin

FreeArc is a multi-platform archiving application with GUI as well as with console commands. Main advantage of FreeArc is fast but efficient compression and rich set of features.

Help how to open ARK files:

Use FreeArc to open *.ark files.

How to convert file with extension ARK:

There is no way how to transfrom *.ark files to other formats.

Find conversions from ark file:

ark to arc

Find converter to ark file type:

arc to ark

List of software applications associated to the .ark file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open ark file, edit ark file, convert ark file, view ark file, play ark file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the ark files.

  • Open ark file
  • Create ark file
  • Extract ark file
  • Others ark file

Software that open ark file - ARC File Archiver CPM/Port archive

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open ark file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with ark file by default:
FreeArc small icon FreeArc
Other suggested software:
PowerDesk Pro

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