BFF file format description

Many people often share .bff files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .bff files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .bff files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .bff files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .bff file format.

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bff - AIX Backup File Format

The BFF archive files are related to AIX. The BFF file is an AIX Backup File Format. BFF stands for "Backup File Format", which just means that the file was created using the AIX "backup" tool and can be read using AIX tool "restore". Under AIX, the standard product packaging system uses the BFF format. However additional information about the individual files delivered in the product are included inside the BFF package. It stores copies of files in an analogous manner to the Unix tar format. The AIX seems to be no longer supported.

Category:Archive files
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AIX Backup File Format related extensions:

  • lgbackup LG G7 Phone Backup Archive
  • mdc MedDC Mail Pouch Data
  • acl ArchiCrypt Live Secured Data
  • hki3 WinHKI HKI3 Archive
  • bulk BulkZip Compressed Archive
  • waff Internet Explorer for Mac Web Archive

.bff - WorldToolKit Binary NFF Data

The BFF document files are related to Sense8 WorldToolKit. The BFF file is a WorldToolKit Binary NFF Data. WorldToolKit is a C/C++ API for developing Virtual Reality applications manufactured by Sense8 Division of Engineering Animations Inc The Sense8 WorldToolKit seems to be no longer supported.

Application:Sense8 WorldToolKit
Category:Document files
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WorldToolKit Binary NFF Data related extensions:

  • dfx Softdesk Drafix CAD Document
  • mls WorshipCenter Pro MLS Document
  • v3d ViaCAD 3D Drawing
  • pcd2 Pfaff Creative Designer Design
  • appt Authentica Secure Office Protected PowerPoint Document
  • ms9 NI Multisim 9 Circuit Design

.bff - Need for Speed: Shift Game Archive

The BFF game data files are related to Need for Speed: Shift. The BFF file is a Need for Speed: Shift Game Archive. Need for Speed: Shift is the thirteenth installment and second reboot of the racing video game franchise Need for Speed.

Application:Need for Speed: Shift
Category:Game Data files
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Need for Speed: Shift Game Archive related extensions:

  • hil Deluxe Ski Jump 3 Hill Data
  • kf Gamebryo 3D Model Key Frame
  • grh Little Fighter Game Data
  • 1bsr Plants vs Zombies Game Script
  • fac Bioware Aurora Faction
  • map Leges Motus Map Data

Be careful.

It is important to understand that the .bff file extension is not limited to a particular set of applications. Other programs besides the intended ones can also use the .bff extension to create files. This includes potentially harmful programs or malware that may generate .bff files for various purposes. Be especially cautious with .bff files coming from untrusted or unknown sources.

Can't open a .bff 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 an extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .bff file

To set the .bff 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. Under the Default apps section, you will find various categories such as Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate, such as 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 desired app is not listed, click on More apps to see additional options or click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps in the Store.
  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 .bff file association. Many applications can open .bff files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

The .bff file extension is often given incorrectly

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. Our goal in providing this list is to help users find the right information more easily and enhance their overall search experience on our website.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bbf, bcf, bdf, bef, bf, bfb, bfc, bfd, bfe, bfg, bfr, bft, bgf, brf, btf

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .bff filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .bff:

Operating systems

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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