BFI File Extension

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Blaise Index
  • Developer
    Statistics Netherlands
  • Category
  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is BFI file?

BFI is a file extension commonly associated with Blaise Index files. Blaise Index format was developed by Statistics Netherlands. BFI file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. BFI file belongs to the Database Files category just like 350 other filename extensions listed in our database. Blaise is by far the most used program for working with BFI files. On the official website of Statistics Netherlands developer not only will you find detailed information about theBlaise software, but also about BFI and other supported file formats.

Programs which support BFI file extension

The following listing features BFI-compatible programs. Files with BFI extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support BFI file

Windows Windows

How to open file with BFI extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening BFI files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with BFI files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Blaise software

Problems with opening and working with BFI files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with BFI files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Blaise. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Blaise installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Statistics Netherlands website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Blaise and update if needed

You still cannot access BFI files although Blaise is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why BFI files are not compatible with Blaise. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Blaise.

Step 3. Associate Blaise Index files with Blaise

If you have the latest version of Blaise installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage BFI on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the BFI with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Blaise is installed, check the Always use this app to open BFI files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with BFI extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with BFI extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the BFI is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper BFI file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the BFI in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the BFI is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. BFI file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the BFI file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with BFI extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Blaise Index file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Blaise

If the systems has insufficient resources to open BFI files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Blaise Index files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with BFI files affecting older versions of given software.

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