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BNK File Extension

Test Drive Unlimited Data Package
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    Eden Games
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    3.7 (27 votes)

What is BNK file?

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.

Modifying BNK files

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 which support BNK file extension

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.

Programs that support BNK file

Updated: 04/14/2022

How to open file with BNK extension?

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.

Step 1. Get the TDU Modding Tools

Install software to open BNK file 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.

Step 2. Check the version of TDU Modding Tools and update if needed

Update software that support file extension BNKIf 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.

Step 3. Assign TDU Modding Tools to BNK files

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.

Associate software with BNK file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the BNK 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 TDU Modding Tools is installed, check the Always use this app to open BNK files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with BNK file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected BNK file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select TDU Modding Tools and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with BNK extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the BNK 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 BNK file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

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.

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

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.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open TDU Modding Tools

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.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

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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