The File Extensions Database


.BFF File Extension

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

What is an .BFF file?

.BFF is Backup File Format

Backup file created by AIX "backup," a tool used for creating backups on IBM AIX computers; contains an archive of files which can be restored using the AIX "restore" utility; stored in a format similar to .TAR archives.

BFF files are used for data backups as well as for creating software distribution packages.

How to solve problems with BFF files

  • Associate the BFF file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BFF file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BFF files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BFF 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 .BFF is Backup File Format. Because only the current version supports the latest BFF file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the IBM manufacturer website after an available .BFF is Backup File Format update.
  • To make sure that your BFF file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.