There are 21 other file types using
the BAK file extension!

empty icon.bak - Generally a backup created by various software applications [common]

empty icon.bak - RE-TOS backup

empty icon.bak - Grade Organizer backup file

empty icon.bak - TBK Tracker deleted course INI file

bak icon.bak - Autodesk AutoCAD backup

bak icon.bak - Mozilla Firefox bookmarks backup

empty icon.bak - ACT! backup file

empty icon.bak - Canvas drawing backup

empty icon.bak - T-FLEX autosave file

empty icon.bak - FreeBSD file

empty icon.bak - VoCATS modified test backup file

empty icon.bak - Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS) database file

empty icon.bak - Visual UML (Unified Modeling Language) backup file

empty icon.bak - AcqURL bookmarks backup file

bak icon.bak - Corel WordPerfect document backup file

empty icon.bak - BSL background subtraction of image file

empty icon.bak - Essbase backup of security file

empty icon.bak - THEOS backup text file

empty icon.bak - Finale backup

empty icon.bak - ProShow Producer backup

empty icon.bak - TED5 backup

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BAK file extension - Linux installation data

What is bak file? How to open bak files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The bak file extension is associated with Linux operating system available for various platforms and devices.

The bak file stores some kind of installation data used by Linux system.

MIME types:
application/x-backup
application/x-trash

The default software associated to bak file type:

Linux operating systems icon

Various Linux developers logoLinux operating systems  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Various Linux developers

Linux is family of Unix-based operating systems. Linux kernel supports variety of devices such as desktop computers, smart phones, tablet computers, routers, video game consoles etc. Linux is also leading operating system for servers. Linux is available for free in many distributions on the Internet.

Popular distributions for desktops are Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian. For servers are variants of Red Hat, Xandros, Slackware, Debian, SUSE etc.

Operating system for smart phones called Android is also based on Linux. Nokia developed Linux based operating systems for smart phones called MeeGo and Maemo.

Help how to open BAK files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension BAK:

As far as we know, this .bak file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .bak file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open bak file, edit bak file, convert bak file, view bak file, play bak file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Others bak file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with bak file - Linux installation data

Click on the software link for more information about Linux operating systems. Linux operating systems uses bak file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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