The File Extensions Database

.VBK File Extension

  • Developer by: Veeam Software
  • Category: Backup Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .VBK file?

.VBK is Veeam Backup File

Backup file created by Veeam virtual machine (VM) backup and recovery software; contains a full recovery backup of the VM and is the largest of the files created for any backup; allows a full restore of the state of the machine when it was last backed up.

VBK files differ from .VRB files, which contain incremental backup changes since the time of the full backup.

NOTE: VBK files can be very large (many gigabytes in size). For this reason, they are often backed up to low-cost storage devices such as tape backups.

Programs that open Veeam Backup File
Veeam Backup & Replication
File Type 2:

VitalSource eBook

Developer by: Vital Source Technologies Category: eBook Files Format: Binary

DRM protected eBook used by VitalSource Bookshelf, an eBook application used for reading purchased textbooks; may contain a digital textbook created by one of many different publishers; requires a VitalSource Bookshelf account as well as the software client to open.

The VitalSource Bookshelf software also allows users to access digital copies of textbooks you own in print.

Programs that open VitalSource eBook
VitalSource Bookshelf
VitalSource Bookshelf
VitalSource Bookshelf
VitalSource Bookshelf

How to solve problems with VBK files

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