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BIF File Extension

BioWare Infinity Engine Format
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What is BIF file?

Full format name of files that use BIF extension is BioWare Infinity Engine Format. BioWare Infinity Engine Format format was developed by BioWare. BIF files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. BIF file belongs to the Game Files category just like 1509 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use WinBiff software for managing BIF files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support BIF file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support BIF files. Files with BIF 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 BIF file

How to open file with BIF extension?

Problems with accessing BIF may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with BIF 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 WinBiff software

Install software to open BIF file Problems with opening and working with BIF files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with BIF files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing WinBiff or different compatible program, such as BIFRip, UnBIF. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading WinBiff installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of WinBiff

Update software that support file extension BIFIf the problems with opening BIF files still occur even after installing WinBiff, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of WinBiff is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of WinBiff installed, it may not support BIF format. The latest version of WinBiff should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate BioWare Infinity Engine Format files with WinBiff

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate BIF files with latest version of WinBiff you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with BIF file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the BIF file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the WinBiff installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open BIF files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with BIF file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Verify that the BIF is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the BIF file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check BIF file for viruses
1. Verify that the BIF in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the BIF file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. BIF file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the BIF 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 BIF 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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the BioWare Infinity Engine Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle WinBiff

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with BioWare Infinity Engine Format file. It may be the case that the BIF files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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