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BNK file format description

BNK file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with BNK 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 BNK 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 BNK files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 F1 2015 Game Audio Data

The BNK file is categorized under Game Data. It is associated with F1 2015, serving as an F1 2015 Game Audio Data. F1 2015 is a racing game based on the 2015 Formula One season developed by Codemasters. Visit the website of F1 2015 for a detailed description of the BNK format.

Application:F1 2015
Category:Game Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

F1 2015 Game Audio Data related extensions

  • m8 Heretic II MipMap Image
  • playmission MissionPlayer Game Data
  • 9kp Doom Archived TGA Image
  • fbz Shadowgrounds Game Data

#2 RAD Game Tools Bink Video

The BNK file is categorized under Video. It is associated with RAD Video Tools, serving as a RAD Game Tools Bink Video. Bink format developed by RAD Game Tools and used primarily in computer games. Visit the website of RAD Video Tools for a detailed description of the BNK format.

Application:RAD Video Tools
Category:Video files
Mime-type:video/x-bink
Magic:- / -
Aliases:bik, bink

RAD Game Tools Bink Video related extensions

  • jtv JRiver Recorded TV
  • eyetv EyeTV Recorded Video
  • splash Splash Pro EX Video
  • m65 REI Camera System Video

#3 Spotify Playlist Data

The BNK file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Spotify, serving as a Spotify Playlist Data. Spotify is a commercial music streaming service providing digital rights management-restricted content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal. Visit the website of Spotify for a detailed description of the BNK format.

Application:Spotify
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Spotify Playlist Data related extensions

  • file Spotify Cache Data
  • redir Spotify Executable Redirect
  • spa Spotify App

#4 Test Drive Unlimited Data Package

The BNK file is categorized under Game Data. It is associated with Test Drive Unlimited, serving as a Test Drive Unlimited Data Package. Test Drive Unlimited (TDU) is a 2006 open-world arcade-style racing game, featuring over 125 licensed sports cars and motorcycles. Visit the website of Test Drive Unlimited for a detailed description of the BNK format.

Application:Test Drive Unlimited
Category:Game Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Test Drive Unlimited Data Package related extensions

  • lnc Football Manager LNC Data
  • xmg The Longest Journey XMG Image
  • rot Rise of the Triad Game Data
  • pal Bioware Aurora Palette Data

#5 Guitar Rig Preset Bank

The BNK file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Guitar Rig, serving as a Guitar Rig Preset Bank. Guitar Rig is a software effect processor developed by Native Instruments. Primarily designed for electric guitar and bass, the software uses amplifier modeling to allow real-time digital signal processing in both standalone and studio (VST/DXi/RTAS/AU) environments. Visit the website of Guitar Rig for a detailed description of the BNK format.

Application:Guitar Rig
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Guitar Rig Preset Bank related extensions

  • hdpartz hyperDENT Parts Archive
  • jlk JET 3270 License Key Data
  • v2n TI Voyage 200 Number Data
  • sli ENVI Spectral Library Data

#6 Adlib Instrument Bank

The BNK file is categorized under Audio. It is associated with AdLib Visual Composer, serving as an Adlib Instrument Bank. The Adlib BNK is an instrument bank file format for Visual Composer. Visual Composer is a music composer program created by Adlib. It seems that AdLib Visual Composer is no longer supported by the maker.

Application:AdLib Visual Composer
Category:Audio files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:bn

Adlib Instrument Bank related extensions

  • ksd NI Kore Sound
  • mpcpattern Akai MPC Software Pattern Data
  • tfi TFM Music Maker Instruments Data
  • x-ape JRiver Media Center APE Audio

#7 ExamView Question Bank

The BNK file is categorized under Document. It is associated with ExamView, serving as an ExamView Question Bank. ExamView is testing software that allows you to create printed tests, Internet tests, or computer-based tests. Visit the website of ExamView for a detailed description of the BNK format.

Application:ExamView
Category:Document files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

ExamView Question Bank related extensions

  • eot ExamView Online Test Data
  • qtb ExamView Question Bank Data
  • tst ExamView Test File

#8 Wwise Sound Bank Data

The BNK file is categorized under Audio. It is associated with Wwise, serving as a Wwise Sound Bank Data. Audiokinetic Wwise is a powerful and feature-rich interactive sound engine for games. Visit the website of Wwise for a detailed description of the BNK format.

Application:Wwise
Category:Audio files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Wwise Sound Bank Data related extensions

  • wem Wwise Encoded Media
  • wfpproj Wwise File Packager Project
  • wproj Wwise Project
  • wwu Wwise Work Unit

#9 SimCity Game Data

The BNK file is categorized under Game Data. It is associated with SimCity, serving as a SimCity Game Data. SimCity is an open-ended city-building video game series originally designed by Will Wright. Visit the website of SimCity for a detailed description of the BNK format.

Application:SimCity
Category:Game Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

SimCity Game Data related extensions

  • cty SimCity City Data
  • pgf SimCity Game Graphic Data
  • ppf SimCity PPF Data
  • psf SimCity Game Audio Data

#10 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Audio Bank Data

The BNK file is categorized under Game Data. It is associated with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, serving as a Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Audio Bank Data. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is a 2010 racing video game developed by Criterion Games. Visit the website of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit for a detailed description of the BNK format.

Application:Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Category:Game Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Audio Bank Data related extensions

  • mwm MechWarrior 2 MercNet Mission Data
  • zik Atlantis: The Lost Tales Audio Data
  • cbgi ChessBase Second Search Booster
  • lip Operation Flashpoint Lip Sync File

#11 Yamaha DX100 Voice Data

The BN4 file is categorized under Audio. It is associated with Awave Studio, serving as a Yamaha DX100 Voice Data. The Yamaha DX100 is a synthesizer of the family of the DX7 built by Yamaha using the FM synthesis. Visit the website of Awave Studio for a detailed description of the BN4 format.

Application:Awave Studio
Category:Audio files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:bnk

Yamaha DX100 Voice Data related extensions

  • ins EPSDisk Instrument File
  • odm OverDrive Media Data
  • rc2 ReCycle Audio Loop Data
  • wve Psion 8-bit A-law Audio

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Windows can't open your BNK 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 BNK file.

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

Handle BNK files with care

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

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