What is a .BAK File And How To Open It

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .bak extension and you don’t know what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .bak file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .BAK file?

The file extension .BAK is from Bookmarks Backup File.The file is a backup file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .bak file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .BAK file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .BAK file on various operating systems.

How to open a .BAK file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .bak file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Mozilla Firefox software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .BAK file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Mozilla Firefox software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .BAK file on Mac

The .bak file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Mozilla Firefox software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .BAK file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Mozilla Firefox software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .BAK file?

If you are still unable to open the .BAK file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .BAK file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .bak – The Sage Group, .bak – MakeMusic, .bak – Wondershare, .bak – Re-Logic, .bak – Microsoft. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .BAK file with the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome programs on Windows and Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome programs on Mac.