BKPI File Extension

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Synology Hyper Backup Image Format

What is BKPI file?

BKPI filename suffix is mostly used for Synology Hyper Backup Image Format files. Files with BKPI extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Windows platform. BKPI file format, along with 230 other file formats, belongs to the Backup Files category. Hyper Backup Explorer supports BKPI files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Synology Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theHyper Backup Explorer software, but also about BKPI and other supported file formats.

Programs which support BKPI file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open BKPI files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. BKPI files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support BKPI file

Updated: 01/12/2021

How to open file with BKPI extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening BKPI files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with BKPI files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with BKPI files.

Step 1. Install Hyper Backup Explorer software

Install software to open BKPI file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening BKPI files is that no program that can handle BKPI files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Hyper Backup Explorer or one to the listed programs: Synology DiskStation Manager. 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 Hyper Backup Explorer installed is by going to developer’s website (Synology Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Hyper Backup Explorer

Update software that support file extension BKPIYou still cannot access BKPI files although Hyper Backup Explorer 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. If you have an older version of Hyper Backup Explorer installed, it may not support BKPI format. The most recent version of Hyper Backup Explorer is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Hyper Backup Explorer to BKPI files

After installing Hyper Backup Explorer (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open BKPI files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with BKPI file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the BKPI file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Hyper Backup Explorer is installed, check the Always use this app to open BKPI files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with BKPI file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected BKPI file open the file menu and choose 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
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with BKPI extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the BKPI 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 BKPI file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check BKPI file for viruses
1. The BKPI may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the BKPI is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the BKPI file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the BKPI file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic BKPI 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 BKPI 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.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Hyper Backup Explorer

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

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

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