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 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.
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.
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.
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with opening B~K files still occur even after installing Microsoft Windows 3.x, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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.
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
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
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.
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.
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.
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.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open B~K files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
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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