Filename Extensions
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Details of extension .vpk

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .vpk file?
  • Which program can create the .vpk file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .vpk format?
  • What can convert .vpk files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .vpk extension?

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Valve Pak .vpk file icon

Valve Pak

VPK file is a Valve Pak. VPK (Valve Pak) files are uncompressed archives used to package game content.
Category: Game Data files
Application: Source SDK
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
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Valve Source Lighting Data

Other types of files may also use the .vpk file extension. If you have helpful information about .vpk extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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The .vpk filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

vpj (18), cpk (18), vpl (14), gpk (11), fpk (9), vpm (9), pk (8), dpk (7), pvk (6), bpk (3), vpu (3), vok (2)

Can't open a .vpk file?

If you want to open a .vpk file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .vpk association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.vpk

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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