The File Extensions Database

.BUD File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: System Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .BUD file?

.BUD is Binary Printer Description File

Binary file generated by the Windows operating system when sending documents to the printer in Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP; increases the spooler efficiency of the print driver; most often created from .GPD files so when the GPD parser is updated, the associated BUD file must be regenerated.

Most users will only see this file because they have encountered a printing error. The error usually occurs after they install a new OEM printer driver, service pack that updates the Unidrv.dll file, system update, or printer hotfix on a server in Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 server. The BUD file must be given time (up to several hours) to successfully regenerate or else the user may receive a message that says the print queue is full when they're trying to print something.

Common BUD Filenames

mxdwdui.bud - The default printer description file included with Windows Vista and Windows 7, located in the C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\x64\3 directory.

Programs that open Binary Printer Description File
Microsoft Windows

How to solve problems with BUD files

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