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FBK File Extension

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Backup Format
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What is FBK file?

FBK is a backup file associated with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. FBK files store backup copies of FDB database files. Microsoft Dynamics NAV uses ODBC protocol for accessing database records, so before creating FBK files all active session must be stopped.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV

NAV is a ERP solution created by Microsoft. It is comprised of the following modules:

  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
  • Material requirements planning (MRP)
  • Client relations management (CRM)
  • Supply chain management (SCM)
  • E-business (B2B)

NAV now uses Microsoft SQL Server as back-end data solution, but ERP databases still can be created form FDB files and managed and backed up as FBK files if needed.

Programs which support FBK file extension

Programs that can handle FBK files are as follows. Files with FBK 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 FBK file

Updated: 07/02/2022

How to open file with FBK extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening FBK files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Microsoft Dynamics NAV Backup Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Dynamics NAV software

Install software to open FBK file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening FBK files is that no program that can handle FBK files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Microsoft Dynamics NAV. 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 Dynamics NAV website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV and update if needed

Update software that support file extension FBKYou still cannot access FBK files although Microsoft Dynamics NAV is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why FBK files are not compatible with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Dynamics NAV to FBK files

After installing Microsoft Dynamics NAV (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open FBK files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with FBK file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the FBK 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 Microsoft Dynamics NAV is installed, check the Always use this app to open FBK files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with FBK file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with FBK extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 FBK extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the FBK file is complete and free of 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 FBK file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check FBK file for viruses
1. Verify that the FBK in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the FBK 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. FBK file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the FBK file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 FBK 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. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Dynamics NAV

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Microsoft Dynamics NAV Backup Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle FBK files.

Conversion of a FBK file

File Conversions from FBK extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to FBK file
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