B~K File Extension

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Microsoft Windows 3.x Data Format

What is B~K file?

B~K filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Windows 3.x Data Format files. B~K files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. B~K file format, along with 300 other file formats, belongs to the System Files category. Users are advised to use Microsoft Windows 3.x software for managing B~K files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Windows 3.x software, but also about B~K and other supported file formats.

Programs which support B~K file extension

Programs that can handle B~K files are as follows. Files with B~K suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support B~K file

Updated: 02/23/2020

How to open file with B~K extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening B~K files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with B~K 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. Install Microsoft Windows 3.x software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening B~K files is that no program that can handle B~K files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Windows 3.x or one of the recommended programs (for example, MS-DOS) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. 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 Microsoft Windows 3.x website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Windows 3.x to the latest version

If the problems with opening B~K files still occur even after installing Microsoft Windows 3.x, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Windows 3.x is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Microsoft Windows 3.x installed, it may not support B~K format. The latest version of Microsoft Windows 3.x should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Windows 3.x to B~K files

If you have the latest version of Microsoft Windows 3.x installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage B~K on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the B~K file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Windows 3.x is installed, check the Always use this app to open B~K files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the B~K 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
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with B~K extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the B~K is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the B~K file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the B~K in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the B~K 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. If the B~K file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the B~K file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the B~K 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.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft Windows 3.x Data Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Windows 3.x

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Microsoft Windows 3.x Data Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with B~K files affecting older versions of given software.

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