Bkup File Extension

Backups are generally carried out to ensure that copies of critical system data or personal files are kept safely, thus, protecting your data in the event of a system failure or file corruption.

BKUP File extension is a backup file format.

This article provides further insights on what a BKUP file is, what programs are used to open the file format, how it can be viewed using various operating systems, and some of the likely challenges that could be experienced when opening the bkup file

What is a BKUP File?

BKUP file is a short form for BackUp file. It is used by several programs and scripts to create and store backups. A BKUP file format isn’t directly linked to a specific program.

These files come in handy in case of an unplanned event resulting in the damage or deletion of the original file. The files are usually stored in folders located in the installation directory of the program where it was generated. It is stored using ‘.bkup’ extension.

To properly read the content of a BKUP file, the file has to be opened with the software used in generating it.

What Program Support .BKUP

BKUP files can be opened using cPanel and WebHost Manager (by cPanel) and viewed on various operating systems.

How to Open .BKUP Files

This section outline how a .bkup file can be viewed using the Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

Opening .BKUP File on Windows

To open a .BKUP file on windows simply:

  1. Right-click on your .BKUP file, and select the ‘Open with’ option from the menu
  2. Select the ‘Choose another app’ button. A window that contains a list of all apps will open. Click on the More apps to show the available programs that can be used.
  3.  Select the ‘Look for another app on this PC’
  4. Using the file explorer, select the cPanel installation folder
    Note: Check the box beside ‘Always Use this app to open BKUP files
  5. Click OK.

Opening a .BKUP File on Mac

To open a . BKUP file on mac simply:

  1. Right-click the .BKUP file
  2. Click the “Open With”  option and select  “Other..
  3. Choose the right program from the app list and press “Open”
  4. Select check box “Turn on” for “Always open in app”

Open .BKUP File on Linux

To open a . BKUP file on Linux, simply:

  1. Right-click on the.BKUP file
  2. Choose “Open with” and select a program from the list provided

Possible Challenges that may be encountered with BKUP files

There are several reasons why you may not be able to open a bkup file. However, outlined below are some of the possible problems:

  • cPanel and WebHost Manager program not present
  • Old or outdated version of cPanel and WebHost Manager
  • The BKUP file you are about to open may be infected with an undesirable malware.
  • The BKUP file is incomplete and its structure may not be intact
  • You are not logged as a user with administrative privileges
  • Insufficient resources to open the BKUP file
  • Your operating system and drivers need to be upgraded.
  • Damage to the medium on which the BKUP file is stored

Most times a simple update of the application used to open the bkup files or a virus scan  (using a good antivirus) is sufficient to address the challenges encountered while opening a .bkup file.

However, if the above reasons and solutions do not exist in your case, and you are not still able to open/run the BKUP file, it is best advised to: seek the assistance of professional staff.

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