What is a .BKS File And How To Open It – Microsoft

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Have you came across a file with the .bks extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? 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 .bks file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .BKS file?

The file extension .BKS stands for Microsoft Works Spreadsheet Backup File. The development of this file was done by Microsoft. The file has the binary format, and it is a spreadsheet related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .bks file on 1 platform.

How to open a .BKS file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Works software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .BKS 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 right click on your file and choose “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 Microsoft Works software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .BKS file?

If you are still unable to open the .BKS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .BKS file.bks – Microsoft. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .BKS file with the Microsoft Works program on Windows.