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What is the BKUP file extension?

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Have you ever encountered a file name with a .bkup extension on your computer? You may be wondering what it is and how to open that file.

In this article, we’ll explain the BKUP file extension, what programs can create and open it, and how to use it for backup purposes.


BKUP file extension explained

A BKUP file is a versatile backup format utilized by various programs and scripts to create data backups. This file type is not program-specific, making it suitable for many purposes, including safeguarding critical data, word processing documents, and logs.

BKUP files are vital in restoring original files during unforeseen circumstances, such as power outages, virus infections, or hardware failures.


How to create a BKUP file?

Different programs and scripts may employ various methods and formats to generate BKUP files.

Here are some common methods to create a BKUP file:

  • By using backup software supporting the BKUP format (e.g., cPanel or WHM for Awstats server traffic logging).
  • Command-line tools or scripts can copy or compress files and append the .bkup extension to the output file name.
  • An existing backup file can be renamed with the .bkup extension for convenience.

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How to open a BKUP file?

Now that we have understood what is a BKUP file and how to create one, it is time for us to open a BKUP file.

To access a BKUP file, the program or script that created it or a compatible program recognising and extracting its data is required.

Examples of programs that can open BKUP files include cPanel or WHM (for Awstats-created files) and Wherigo (for Wherigo GPS platform files).

File Viewer Plus is another option capable of opening and converting various backup file types, including BKUP files.


How to use a BKUP file?

BKUP files are primarily employed to restore original backed-up files during emergencies.

To utilize a BKUP file, follow these steps:

  • Locate the BKUP file on your computer or external storage device.
  • Copy the BKUP file to the original files’ location or any desired location.
  • Use the program/script that created the BKUP file or a compatible program to extract the data.
  • Replace or overwrite the original files with the extracted data or save them to another location.

In conclusion, the BKUP file format offers flexibility for creating and accessing backups through various programs and scripts. It is a vital data protection mechanism, ensuring valuable files can be recovered in critical scenarios. Utilizing a BKUP file necessitates employing software compatible with the BKUP format.

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Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: kumarhemant@pm.me

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