BFS file format description

Many people share .bfs files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .bfs file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .bfs files.

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bfs - FlatOut Game Data

The BFS game data files are related to FlatOut. The BFS file is a FlatOut Game Data. FlatOut is a series of demolition derby-style racing games developed by Finnish Bugbear Entertainment and published by Empire Interactive.

Game Data files
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FlatOut Game Data related extensions:
Metal Gear Solid V Mod Archive
Marathon 2 Shape Data
Ace of Spades Game Data
Celestial Impact Map Data
d2jsp Script
Hooligans game archive file

.bfs - SmartWare Sort Definition Backup

The BFS data files are related to SmartWare. The BFS file is a SmartWare Sort Definition Backup. SmartWare is a programming platform. SmartWare also includes a word processor, spreadsheet, and communication modules.

Data files
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SmartWare Sort Definition Backup related extensions:
SmartWare Executable Program
SmartWare Word Processor Backup Data
SmartWare Backup Definition Data
SmartWare Backup Query Definition
SmartWare Backup Report Definition
SmartWare Backup Transaction Definition

.bfs - IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Data

The BFS data files are related to IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. The BFS file is an IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Data. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager is a data protection platform that gives enterprises a single point of control and administration for backup and recovery.

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
Data files
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IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Data related extensions:
VampirTrace Data
Activstudio Data
Micrografx Picture Publisher Wizard
Xilinx MAP Report
HPE Library and Tape Tools Support Ticket
VeriWave WaveTest Sequence Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .bfs file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bfs files. Be especially cautious with .bfs files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .bfs 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.

The .bfs file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bbs, bcs, bds, bes, bf, bfc, bfe, bfq, bfw, bfx, brs, bs, bsf, bts, bvs

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Cadcorp SIS Base Dataset
Adobe RoboHelp Browse Sequence
BBS Directory List
libigl Skeletal Data
Blu-ray AVC Video
EasyC Project Data

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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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