File Extension Library

.BUF File Extension

  • Category: Misc Files

What are .BUF files and how to open them?

Can't open .BUF 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 .BUF file.

What is a .BUF file extension?

.BUF file extension has been classified as Misc Files.

.BUF is Buffer File

A BUF file is a buffer file used by various programs, such as SQL*Plus and GNU Emacs. It contains data for a short time and then is erased. BUF files are not meant to be opened.

BUF files are temporary, which means you will most likely not come across a BUF file. If you do, do not try to open the file, it is only meant to be used to store data for its corresponding application for a short amount of time. For example, BUF files are used by SQL*Plus to store the most recently entered PL/SQL block or SQL command and then are replaced by the next command or block.

How to fix problems with .BUF files

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