File Extension Library

.BCK File Extension

  • Developer by: HP
  • Category: Backup Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .BCK files and how to open them?

Can't open .BCK file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .BCK file.

What is a .BCK file extension?

.BCK file extension is created by HP. .BCK has been classified as Backup Files. The format of .BCK file is Binary.

.BCK is VMX Backup File

A BCK file is a VMS/VAX BaCKup file created on a VMS VAX or VMS Alpha system. It contains a saveset of a file or volume of files on a VMS VAX or VMS Alpha system. BCK files are created to protect against the loss or corruption of data.

VMS was an enterprise-level server operating system developed by Digital Equipment. It came with a utility called BACKUP that was used to archive data. The BACKUP utility was used to create savesets that were stored in BCK files on a magnetic tape or disk.

NOTE: The VMS operating system (VAX-11/VMS, VAX/VMS) was replaced by OpenVMS.

List of all softwares that can open the VMX Backup File

How to fix problems with .BCK files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .BCK files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .BCK file format
  2. You need to check the .BCK file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)