.CHK File Extension

Blizzard Entertainment
File Type:
StarCraft Chunk File

Having trouble opening .chk extension? Don't panic! This page explains what chk files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open chk files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a CHK file?

Chk file extension has StarCraft Chunk file type, developed by Blizzard Entertainment, which is associated with the "game files" category.

These are maps for the Starcraft video game in the real-time strategy genre. They are saved in the uncompressed state and come packed within the Blizzard installer CD. CHK files have a structure similar to the .MPQ format (.SCX and .SCM scenario files) but without any compression applied. 

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

chk file icon
Blizzard Entertainment
File Type:
StarCraft Chunk File
Game Files

How to open CHK file?

Double click the chk file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .chk extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the chk extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the chk file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open CHK files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the chk file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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