BEK file format description
Many people share .bek files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .bek file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .bek files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.bek - BitLocker Encryption Key
BEK file is a BitLocker Encryption Key. BitLocker Drive Encryption is a full disk encryption feature included with the Ultimate and Enterprise editions of Microsoft's Windows Vista, Windows 7, and with Pro and Enterprise editions of Windows 8 desktop operating systems, as well as the server platforms, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. It is designed to protect data by providing encryption for entire volumes.
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- BitLocker Encryption Key related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .bek file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bek files. Be especially cautious with .bek files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .bek file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .bek file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
bdk, gek, bsk, bem, be, ebk, bke, bel
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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