BFT File Extension

BFT file icon
SmartWare Backup Transaction Definition
  • Developer
    SmartWare Corporation
  • Popularity
    2.5 (4 votes)

What is BFT file?

BFT is a file extension commonly associated with SmartWare Backup Transaction Definition files. SmartWare Backup Transaction Definition specification was created by SmartWare Corporation. BFT files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. BFT file belongs to the Settings Files category just like 1087 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing BFT files is SmartWare. Software named SmartWare was created by SmartWare Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and BFT files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support BFT file extension

Programs that can handle BFT files are as follows. Files with BFT 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 BFT file

Windows Windows

How to open file with BFT extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening BFT files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with BFT extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with BFT files.

Step 1. Install SmartWare software

Problems with opening and working with BFT files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with BFT files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install SmartWare. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support BFT files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading SmartWare installed is by going to developer’s website (SmartWare Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

If you already have SmartWare installed on your systems and BFT files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that SmartWare cannot handle files with BFT may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using SmartWare.

Step 3. Assign SmartWare to BFT files

After installing SmartWare (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open BFT files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the BFT with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where SmartWare is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open BFT files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with BFT extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select SmartWare and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with BFT extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the BFT file is complete and free of errors

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 BFT file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The BFT may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the BFT is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. BFT file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the BFT file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic BFT file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 BFT extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with SmartWare Backup Transaction Definition file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle BFT files.

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