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BKP File Extension

Backup Format

What is BKP file?

BKP is a generic backup file extensions. BKP, along with OLD and BAK extensions, is a conventional files suffix used to mark backup copies of files or folders. A backup copy of some file.TXT would be something like file.txt.BKP and would be nothing more than an exact copy of given file created by the user or some program. The added suffix may prevent the file from being opened by other programs or applications. The backed up file can be quickly restored if needed by removing the BKP extension.

File security

Using this simple method of backing up files is an easy way to safely modify file contents as it offers as simple mechanism of recovering the file should anything happen during editing. This method is especially useful when editing binary file using external tools or when introduced changes can have unexpected results.

Programs which support BKP file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support BKP files. BKP files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support BKP file

Updated: 07/01/2022

How to open file with BKP extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening BKP files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with BKP 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. Get the Program that created original file

Install software to open BKP file Problems with opening and working with BKP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with BKP files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Program that created original file. 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 Program that created original file installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Program that created original file to the latest version

Update software that support file extension BKPIf you already have Program that created original file installed on your systems and BKP files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why BKP files are not compatible with Program that created original file. The latest version of Program that created original file should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Program that created original file to BKP files

If you have the latest version of Program that created original file installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage BKP on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with BKP file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the BKP file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Program that created original file is installed, check the Always use this app to open BKP files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with BKP file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the BKP file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with BKP extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the BKP is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the BKP file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check BKP file for viruses
1. Check the BKP file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the BKP file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the BKP file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. BKP file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If you obtained the problematic BKP 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. When downloading the file with BKP extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Program that created original file

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support BKP files. Close all running programs and try opening the BKP file.

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 Backup Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle BKP files.

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