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BK9 File Extension

Corel WordPerfect Document Backup
  • Developer
    Corel Corporation
  • Category
    Archive Files
  • Popularity
    3.6 (3 votes)

What is BK9 file?

Full format name of files that use BK9 extension is Corel WordPerfect Document Backup. Corel Corporation defined the Corel WordPerfect Document Backup format standard. BK9 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. BK9 file format, along with 619 other file formats, belongs to the Archive Files category. WordPerfect Office supports BK9 files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. WordPerfect Office software was developed by Corel Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about BK9 files or the WordPerfect Office software program.

Programs which support BK9 file extension

The following listing features BK9-compatible programs. BK9 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support BK9 file

How to open file with BK9 extension?

Problems with accessing BK9 may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Corel WordPerfect Document Backup files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the WordPerfect Office

Install software to open BK9 file Problems with opening and working with BK9 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with BK9 files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the WordPerfect Office developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download WordPerfect Office installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Corel Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of WordPerfect Office and update if needed

Update software that support file extension BK9If you already have WordPerfect Office installed on your systems and BK9 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of WordPerfect Office installed, it may not support BK9 format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using WordPerfect Office.

Step 3. Assign WordPerfect Office to BK9 files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate BK9 files with latest version of WordPerfect Office you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with BK9 file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the BK9 file and choose Open with option
  • 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 WordPerfect Office installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open BK9 files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with BK9 file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the BK9 file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select WordPerfect Office and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with BK9 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the BK9 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 BK9 file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check BK9 file for viruses
1. Verify that the BK9 in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the BK9 file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the BK9 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the BK9 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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. When downloading the file with BK9 extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Corel WordPerfect Document Backup file.

4. Check whether your system can handle WordPerfect Office

If the systems has insufficient resources to open BK9 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 Corel WordPerfect Document Backup files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with BK9 files affecting older versions of given software.

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