BKS File Extension

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NTBackup Settings Format
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What is BKS file?

Full format name of files that use BKS extension is NTBackup Settings Format. NTBackup Settings Format format was developed by Microsoft. BKS file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with BKS extension are categorized as Settings Files files. The Settings Files subset comprises 1087 various file formats. The most popular software that supports BKS files is NTBackup.

Programs which support BKS file extension

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

Programs that support BKS file

Windows Windows

How to open file with BKS extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening BKS files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with BKS extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install NTBackup software

Problems with opening and working with BKS files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with BKS files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download NTBackup and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit NTBackup website and download the installer.

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

If the problems with opening BKS files still occur even after installing NTBackup, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of NTBackup is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that NTBackup cannot handle files with BKS may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of NTBackup should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign NTBackup to BKS files

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

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the BKS 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
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where NTBackup is installed, check the Always use this app to open BKS files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Check the BKS for 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 BKS file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the BKS is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. BKS file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the BKS file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the BKS file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the NTBackup Settings Format file again.

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

If the systems has insufficient resources to open BKS 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 NTBackup Settings Format files. It may be the case that the BKS files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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