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Details of extension .orig

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .orig file extension, which is related to Backup Copy File. We'll explain what exactly a .orig fileformat is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .orig files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too. Let's see the file format associated with this file extension!


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bak file - Backup Copy File

Backup Copy File

The BAK file is a Backup Copy file. The .BAK is a filename extension commonly used to signify a backup copy of a file.
Category: Other files
Application: -
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
backup, bk, old, ori, orig, ren
Related extensions:
.tjl HP OpenVMS ACL Editor Journal Data
.wbverify Windows Backup Verify File
.mlb HP OpenVMS Macro Library
.lis HP OpenVMS List Data

The .orig file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .orig extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .orig file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.org Sound Blaster Pro Organ Audio
.ori Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Game Data
.rig vRigger Design File

The .orig extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .orig filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

org (1), ori (1), rig (1)

Having trouble opening a .orig file?

If you want to open a .orig file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .orig association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.orig

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 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android