File Extension Library

.BKS File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: Text

What are .BKS files and how to open them?

Can't open .BKS 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 .BKS file.

What is a .BKS file extension?

.BKS file extension is created by Microsoft. .BKS has been classified as Settings Files. The format of .BKS file is Text.

.BKS is NTBackup Settings File

File used by NTBackup, a Windows program used to create backups; stores a list of backup directories and file names in a plain text format; may specify directory or file inclusions and exclusions; may also specify to backup the system state.

BKS files are used to create automated backups of Windows files. They may store files, registry information, and other system status information. When executed, NTBackup creates .BKF backup files.

File Type 2 Microsoft Works Spreadsheet Backup File
Developer by: Microsoft Category: Spreadsheet Files Format: Binary

Spreadsheet backup file (.WPS file) created by Microsoft Works; generated automatically as a backup in case the original spreadsheet file becomes corrupted and cannot be opened.

The file extension may need to be changed from ".bks" to ".wps" in order to open correctly.

NOTE: Microsoft Works has been discontinued and is no longer available.

List of all softwares that can open the Microsoft Works Spreadsheet Backup File
Microsoft Works
Microsoft Excel 2016

How to fix problems with .BKS files

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