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Details of extension .bks

2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .bks file?
  • Which program can create the .bks file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .bks format?
  • What can convert .bks files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .bks extension?
Windows NT Backup Selection .bks file icon

Windows NT Backup Selection

BKS file is a Windows NT Backup Selection. A backup selection file (BKS) contains data about the files and folders selected for backup.
Category: Archive files
Application: Windows NT Backup
Program name: Ntbackup.exe
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Windows NT Backup Archive
Windows 95/98/ME Backup
IBM Library Server Bookshelf File .bks file icon

IBM Library Server Bookshelf File

BKS file is an IBM Library Server Bookshelf. The IBM Library Server is an online documentation organizer.
Detailed description not available
Category: Ebook files
Application: IBM Library Reader
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
IBM Softcopy Reader PDF Extended Bookshelf File
IBM Library Server Bookshelf Index File
IBM Library Server Bookcase File

Other types of files may also use the .bks file extension. If you have helpful information about .bks extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Moldex3D Batch Job Settings Data
Backup Copy File
Corel WordPerfect Document Backup
Backup4all Backup Catalog
BackupEarth Compressed Data
FontEdit FontSet Image
FileFort Backup Data
Blockland Saved Game
Be-Music Script

The .bks filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

bke (1), bk (1), nks (1), kbs (1), gks (1), bsk (1), bos (1), bls (1), bkw (1), bkc (1), vks (1), bjs (1), ks (1), hks (1), bus (1)

Can't open a .bks file?

If you want to open a .bks file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .bks association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.bks

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 from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android