BACKUP file format description

BACKUP file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with BACKUP files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the BACKUP file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing BACKUP files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Ad-Aware Backup Data

The BACKUP file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Ad-Aware, serving as an Ad-Aware Backup Data. Ad-Aware is a popular anti-spyware and anti-malware software developed by Lavasoft. Visit the website of Ad-Aware for a detailed description of the BACKUP format.

Category:Data files
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Ad-Aware Backup Data related extensions

  • aawdef Ad-Aware Definitions Data
  • ask Ad-Aware Skin Data
  • awb Ad-Aware Backup Data
  • awl Ad-Aware Language Data

#2 Navicat for MySQL Backup Data

The BACKUP file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Navicat for MySQL, serving as a Navicat for MySQL Backup Data. Navicat for MySQL is a solution for MySQL/MariaDB administration and development. It is a single application that allows you to connect to MySQL and MariaDB databases simultaneously. Visit the website of Navicat for MySQL for a detailed description of the BACKUP format.

Application:Navicat for MySQL
Category:Data files
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Navicat for MySQL Backup Data related extensions

  • mst Pension System Master Data
  • qtx QuickTime Extension
  • mca Apis Ceratina Data
  • ksf KMPlayer Skin Data

#3 pgAdmin Database Backup

The BACKUP file is categorized under Data. It is associated with pgAdmin, serving as a pgAdmin Database Backup. PgAdmin is a management tool for PostgreSQL and derivative relational databases. Visit the website of pgAdmin for a detailed description of the BACKUP format.

Category:Data files
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pgAdmin Database Backup related extensions

  • mbp Mobipocket Reader Data
  • mpb MyPhoneExplorer Backup
  • hcu HydroCAD Units Definition
  • ntd NinjaTrader Database

#4 Android Backup Data

The BACKUP file is categorized under Archive. It is associated with Android OS, serving as an Android Backup Data. Android is a mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Visit the website of Android OS for a detailed description of the BACKUP format.

Application:Android OS
Category:Archive files
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Android Backup Data related extensions

  • wzp AMP1-16 Update Archive
  • zet ZET Compressed Archive
  • uexp UE Viewer Package
  • arj ARJ Compressed Archive

#5 Backup Copy File

The BAK file is a Backup Copy file. The .BAK is a filename extension commonly used to signify a backup copy of a file.

Category:Other files
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Aliases:backup, bk, old, ori, orig, ren

Backup Copy File related extensions

  • vpg VAKCER Project Tracker DLL Plug-in
  • module Drupal Module File
  • ed2k eDonkey Network Download Link
  • sef Encryptafile Signature

Did someone accidentally misspell the BACKUP filename?

The BACKUP filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

Filename extensions similar to BACKUP:

Windows can't open your BACKUP file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this BACKUP file.

To set the BACKUP file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set BACKUP file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle BACKUP files with care

Exercise caution when handling BACKUP files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar BACKUP files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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