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BCPIO file format description

BCPIO file format

Many people share BCPIO files but don't explain how to use them. This can make it hard to know which software can open, change, or print these files. We made this page to help you understand how to work with BCPIO files. Here, you'll find info on software that works with these files. This includes simple programs for opening and converting them. We also share simple steps for editing these files and changing them into different formats. Whether you need to open, edit, or change a BCPIO file, our website has all the tips and tools you'll need to do it easily.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database:

BCPIO - Binary CPIO Archive

The BCPIO archive files are related to Pax (Unix). The BCPIO file is a Binary CPIO Archive. It is an old binary cpio format. The default blocksize for this format is 5120 bytes. This format is not very portable and should not be used when other formats are available. Inode and device information about a file (used for detecting file hard links by this format) which may be truncated by this format is detected by pax and is repaired.

Application:Pax (Unix)
Category:Archive files
Mime-type:application/x-bcpio
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Binary CPIO Archive related extensions:

  • utoc Unreal Engine 4 Archive Metadata
  • incp Adobe InCopy CS3 Package
  • sfds Single File Data Storage
  • mb2 McMyAdmin 2 Backup Archive

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Windows can't open your BCPIO 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 BCPIO file.

To set the BCPIO 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 BCPIO file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle BCPIO files with care

Exercise caution when handling BCPIO 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 BCPIO files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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