What is a .BAK2 File And How To Open It – Chucklefish (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .bak2 extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .bak2 file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .BAK2 file?

The file extension .BAK2 is Starbound Backup File. It was developed by Chucklefish. The file is a game related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .bak2 file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .BAK2 file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .BAK2 file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .BAK2 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .bak2 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 .BAK2 file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: 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”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .BAK2 file on Mac

To open the .bak2 file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

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 .BAK2 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Chucklefish Starbound software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .BAK2 file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .bak2 file on Linux.

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: Locate the .BAK2 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Chucklefish Starbound software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .BAK2 file?

If you cannot open the .BAK2 file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .BAK2 file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .bak2 – Backup File. 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 .BAK2 file with the Chucklefish Starbound program on Windows, Chucklefish Starbound program on Mac and Chucklefish Starbound software on Linux.