Files with bkf extension can be generally found as Windows backups, made using the Windows Backup / Microsoft Backup utility in Windows NT to Windows XP. This format was eventually replaced by the VHD format.

There is one other file type using
the BKF file extension!

empty icon.bkf - Moto Racer game archive

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BKF file extension - Microsoft backup

What is bkf file? How to open bkf files?

File type specification:

Backup file type icon Backup file type

bkf file icon: bkf filetype icon

File extension bkf is mainly related to the Windows Backup (Microsoft Backup) utility that was part of Microsoft Windows NT to version Windows XP and used to protect, backup and restore data stored on computer.

The Microsoft BKF backup file is Microsoft Tape Format archive file created by the Windows Backup, which stores data that have been set by users to backup. Backup files are often stored on any other hard drive, ZIP drive or tape drive as a prevent before a hard drive malfunction, where are data normally stored.

Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 contain new version of Windows Backup Utility that used VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) file format to store backup data. However there is a utility called Windows NT Backup - Restore available, that is able to restore BKF backups on Windows Vista and higher.

This bkf file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open bkf file:

Microsoft Windows XP Professional icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows XP Professional  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows XP Professional operating system is designed for business and advanced users released in 2001. It contains all functions from Windows XP Home as well as other advanced functions used in business sector. It is available to buy in 32-bit and 64-bit version. The official support for this OS ends in 2014.

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows XP Media Center Edition  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition is improved version of Microsoft Windows XP Professional. Windows XP MC edition contains media center capabilities, such as Windows Media Center. WMC can be used to television viewing on the computer, recording and playback, a TV guide, DVD playback, video playback, photo viewing, and music playback. Windows Media Center is also installed in some editions of Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows NT 4.0  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 is popular business oriented operating system released in 1996. It is full 32-bit operating system based on NT core. Windows NT is designed to work on multi-processor computers. The graphical environment is similar to Microsoft Windows 95. Windows NT 4.0 were distributed in two editions: for workstations and servers. In 2000 Windows NT was replaced by the Microsoft Windows 2000.

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS. MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Microsoft Windows 11.

Help how to open:

Use Microsoft Windows Backup Utility to restore data archived in BKF backup files.

In Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 use NT Backup - Restore Utility to restore data from BKF backup files.

How to convert:

There is no way how to convert *.bkf files to other formats.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 54 41 50 45 00 00

List of software applications associated to the .bkf file extension

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

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting bkf files.

Software that open bkf file - Microsoft backup

Programs supporting the exension bkf on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility for open bkf file action.

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