BAK~ File Extension

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AbiWord Auto-Saved Document
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What is BAK~ file?

File with a BAK~ extension is an element of group of files constituting a backup copy. The abbreviation stands for AbiWord Auto-Saved Document. It indicates that it was created in the AbiWord Open Source text processor. BAK~ files contain a backup copy of a document which is currently opened within a program. This form of automatic storing enables to restore documents in case of a sudden program failure.

Documents stored automatically have the same name as their equivalents. For instance, while working on a file named my-file.rtf, periodically, a my-file.rtf.bak~ file is being stored. BAK~ files ensure safety of the original file. BAK~ format can operate in Windows, Mac and Linux environments.

Programs that support BAK~ file

Windows Windows
Linux Linux

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the BAK~ file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the BAK~ file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the BAK~ file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the BAK~ file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the BAK~ file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the BAK~ file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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