What is a .BIK File And How To Open It – RAD Game Tools

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .bik extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .bik file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .BIK file?

The file extension .BIK comes from Bink Video File. It was developed by RAD Game Tools. The file has the binary format, and it is a video related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .bik file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .BIK file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .BIK file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .BIK 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 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 VideoLAN VLC media player software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .BIK file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is The Bink Video Player for MacOS X and VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .BIK 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 right click on your file and choose “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 VideoLAN VLC media player software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .BIK file on Linux

To open the .bik file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use VideoLAN VLC media player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .BIK 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .BIK file?

If you cannot open the .BIK file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .BIK file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .bik2 – RAD Game Tools, .bil – ESRI, .bim – Bytessence, .bimx – GRAPHISOFT, .bin – Generic Binary 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 .BIK file with the VideoLAN VLC media player program on Windows, VideoLAN VLC media player, The Bink Video Player for MacOS X programs on Mac and VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux.