There are 10 other file types using
the DSK file extension!

empty icon.dsk - Delphi project desktop

empty icon.dsk - Novell NetWare disk driver

empty icon.dsk - ZX Spectrum emulator file

dsk icon.dsk - Disk image

empty icon.dsk - VMware virtual disk file

empty icon.dsk - MSX-DOS disk image

empty icon.dsk - Lotus Notes design elements

empty icon.dsk - SHARP MZ-series emulator file

empty icon.dsk - Simple IDs database

empty icon.dsk - WinImage disk image file

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DSK file - Microsoft Windows XP system restore backup

What is dsk file? How to open dsk files?

File type specification:

Backup file type icon Backup file type

dsk file icon: dsk filetype icon

The dsk file extension is associated with the Microsoft Windows XP operating system for IBM-PC compatible computers.

The dsk file stores backup data used for Microsoft Windows XP system restore.

This dsk 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.

Updated: October 4, 2018

The default software associated to dsk file type:

Microsoft Windows XP Professional icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows XP Professional  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows XP Professional operating system is designed for business and advanced users released in 2001. It contains all functions from Windows XP Home as well as other advanced functions used in business sector. It is available to buy in 32-bit and 64-bit version. The official support for this OS ends in 2014.

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows XP Media Center Edition  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition is improved version of Microsoft Windows XP Professional. Windows XP MC edition contains media center capabilities, such as Windows Media Center. WMC can be used to television viewing on the computer, recording and playback, a TV guide, DVD playback, video playback, photo viewing, and music playback. Windows Media Center is also installed in some editions of Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Related articles:

Why do I need to backup my data

Help how to open:

You can restore these backups in Windows XP.

How to convert:

No conversion possible, just recovery.

List of software applications associated to the .dsk file extension

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

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

  • Create dsk file
  • Recover dsk file
  • Backup dsk file

Programs that can create dsk file - Microsoft Windows XP system restore backup

Programs supporting the exension dsk on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for create dsk file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with dsk file by default:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional small icon Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition small icon Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition

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