File Extension Library

.WBK File Extension

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

What are .WBK files and how to open them?

Can't open .WBK 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 .WBK file.

What is a .WBK file extension?

.WBK file extension is created by Microsoft. .WBK has been classified as Backup Files. The format of .WBK file is Binary.

.WBK is Word Document Backup

Backup file created by Microsoft Word, a popular word processor; contains a backup copy of a Word document (.DOC); used to recover a document file in the event that it is deleted or corrupted.

WBK backup files are automatically created when the "Always create backup copy" option is enabled in Word. You may enable this option in Word 2003 by navigating to Tools → Options → Save. In Word 2007, select Word Options → Advanced from the Microsoft Office Button.

NOTE: If a WBK file is not found on your system, there may also be an auto-save file (.ASD) that can recover the Word document.

List of all softwares that can open the Word Document Backup
Microsoft Word 2016
Microsoft Word 2016
File Type 2:

WordPerfect Workbook

Developer by: Corel Category: Text Files

Workbook document created by Corel WordPerfect (part of WordPerfect Office).

List of all softwares that can open the WordPerfect Workbook
Corel WordPerfect X9

How to fix problems with .WBK files

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