The File Extensions Database


.BCK File Extension

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

What is an .BCK file?

.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.

Programs that open VMX Backup File
Windows
HP OpenVMS

How to solve problems with BCK files

  • Associate the BCK file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BCK file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BCK files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BCK file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .BCK is VMX Backup File. Because only the current version supports the latest BCK file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the HP manufacturer website after an available .BCK is VMX Backup File update.
  • To make sure that your BCK file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.