BNK is a package file used by computer game Test Drive Unlimited (TDU). Single BNK package holds many individual files tha store data used by the game, including 3D models, audio tracks, or sound effects. BNK are loaded by the game during gameplay.
Because BNK files store many separate files, they can be seen as similar to ZIP archive files. Just as ZIP file, BNK file contents can be viewed by using dedicated software, such as TDU Modding Tools. Contents of BNK file can be modified after unpacking it, and any changes made to such file will be reflected during gamplay.
Programs that can handle BNK files are as follows. BNK files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing BNK may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with BNK files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
Problems with opening and working with BNK files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with BNK files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing TDU Modding Tools or different compatible program, such as BNK Editor. 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 TDU Modding Tools installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have TDU Modding Tools installed on your systems and BNK files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that TDU Modding Tools cannot handle files with BNK may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using TDU Modding Tools.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate BNK files with latest version of TDU Modding Tools you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
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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 BNK file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the BNK 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. BNK file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If you obtained the problematic BNK 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. If the BNK file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Test Drive Unlimited Data Package file again.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with BNK extension. In this case close the other applications.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Test Drive Unlimited Data Package files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle BNK files.
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