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

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Have you came across a file with the .bps extension and you don’t know what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .bps file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .BPS file?

The file extension .BPS is from Works Document Backup.The development of this file was done by Microsoft. This backup file is in binary format.

What to know

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

How to open a .BPS file?

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

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

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .BPS 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: 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 Microsoft Works 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 .BPS file?

If you are still unable to open the .BPS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .BPS file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .bps – BPS Virus File. 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 .BPS file with the Microsoft Works program on Windows.