What is a .BAK1 File And How To Open It – Chucklefish (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .bak1 extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .bak1 file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .BAK1 file?

The file extension .BAK1 stands for Starbound Backup File. The developer of this file extension is Chucklefish. The file is a game related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .bak1 file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .BAK1 file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .BAK1 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .BAK1 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .bak1 file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Chucklefish Starbound software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .BAK1 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Chucklefish Starbound software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .BAK1 file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .bak1 file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Chucklefish Starbound software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .BAK1 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Chucklefish Starbound software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .BAK1 file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .bak1 file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Chucklefish Starbound software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .BAK1 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

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

Still cannot open the .BAK1 file?

If you cannot open the .BAK1 file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .BAK1 file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .bak2 – Backup File, .bak2 – Chucklefish, .bak3 – Backup File, .bak3 – Chucklefish, .bakx – MakeMusic. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .BAK1 file with the Chucklefish Starbound program on Windows, Chucklefish Starbound program on Mac and Chucklefish Starbound software on Linux.