What is a .BIF File And How To Open It – BioWare


Have you came across a file with the .bif extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .bif file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .BIF file?

The .BIF file extension is from BioWare Infinity Engine File. The development of this file was done by BioWare. The file has the binary format, and it is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .bif file on 1 platform.

How to open a .BIF file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the UnBIF software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is WinBiff and UnBIF.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .BIF 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the UnBIF software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .BIF file?

If you cannot open the .BIF file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .BIF file.bif – Boot Information File, .bif – BeLight Software. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .BIF file with the UnBIF, WinBiff programs on Windows.