Files with wbk extension can be mainly found as document backups generated by MS Word 2007 or older, if the "always create backup copy" is enabled.

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

wbk file icon.wbk - Corel WordPerfect workbook document file

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Software that works with wbk file extension

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What is wbk file? How to open wbk files?

File type specification:

Backup file type icon Backup file type

Microsoft Office file type icon Microsoft Office file type

wbk file icon: wbk filetype icon

The wbk file extension is primarily related to a backup format used in version of MS Word 2007 or earlier.

It seems this file was generated as some sort of secondary backup (by renaming the actual document) when the user enabled "always create backup copy" function in the programs settings.

This worked in conjunction with .asd files that were used as auto-backups, to recover un-saved document in case the program was suddenly terminated

This wbk 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 wbk file type:

Microsoft Word icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Word  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Word is word processor that started with Word for MS-DOS in 1983. Currently Word is a core application of Microsoft Office suite. Microsoft Word offers powerful word processing and text editor features that allow users to easy create high quality documents.

Microsoft Office icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Office  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office is popular productivity suite for Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Office contains a set of applications and services used to work with documents (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), presentations (Microsoft Powerpoint), databases (Microsoft Access) etc..

Microsoft Office can be also used to manage e-mail accounts, tasks, calendars and contacts (Microsoft Outlook). Microsoft Office for Windows is distributed in four editions for Home, Academic and corporate sector.

Microsoft Word for Mac icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Word for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Word for Mac is the Macintosh version of the popular word processing application from Microsoft Office Suite. It offers powerful text editing features for both home and corporate users.

The latest version of this application, Microsoft Word, is integral part of Microsoft Office for Mac and cannot be bought as standalone.

Microsoft Office for Mac icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Office for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office for Mac is popular office suite that contains a set of applications and services used to work with documents (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), presentations (Microsoft Powerpoint) and manage e-mail accounts, tasks, calendars and contacts (Microsoft Outlook).

Microsoft Office Mobile icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Office Mobile  Windows Mobile/CE software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office Mobile is mobile version of Microsoft Office for Windows Mobile and Windows Phone operating systems that is able to open and edit Microsoft Office Word and Microsoft Office Excel documents, and view Microsoft Office PowerPoint documents.

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Help how to open WBK files:

You should be able to just rename .wbk to .doc and work with this format.

How to convert file with extension WBK:

Once the suffix is changed back to .doc, you can work with this file much like any other Word document.

Find conversions from wbk file:

wbk to doc

wbk to docx

wbk to dox

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wbk to odt

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List of software applications associated to the .wbk file extension

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

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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 of the wbk files.

  • Open wbk file
  • Backup wbk file
  • Others wbk file

Software that open wbk file - Microsoft Word document save backup

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open wbk file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with wbk file by default:
Microsoft Word small icon Microsoft Word
Microsoft Office small icon Microsoft Office

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with wbk file by default:
Microsoft Word for Mac small icon Microsoft Word for Mac
Microsoft Office for Mac small icon Microsoft Office for Mac

Windows Mobile/CE:

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