File Extension Library


.HAK File Extension

  • Developer by: BioWare
  • Category: Game Files

What is an .HAK file?

.HAK file extension is created by BioWare. .HAK has been classified as Game Files.

.HAK is BioWare Aurora engine data

The hak file extension is mainly related to Bioware Aurora game engine and used for its default archive format.

The Encapsulated Resource File (ERF) format is one of BioWare's methods of packing multiple files into a single file so that they may be treated as a single unit.

In this regard, it is similar to .zip, .tar, or .rar. BioWare Aurora Toolset files that use the ERF format include the following: .erf, .hak, .mod, and .nwm. The example ERF Editor is an internal BioWare tool (Windows only).


How to open:

Use ERF Editor to work with *.hak files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .hak file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to Open .HAK file on different platforms

Open .HAK File on Windows

  • Right-click a .HAK
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .HAK file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .HAK files" Press "Ok"

Open .HAK File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .HAK file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .HAK File on Linux

Right click on the .HAK file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .HAK File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .HAK file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .HAK File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .HAK files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .HAK files

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