How to open BIO file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

BIO files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing BIO file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with BIO extension. However, it should be remembered that BIO file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is OS/2 BIOS Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning BIO files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with BIO extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • OS/2 BIOS Format

    .bio file extension


    OS Software
    Windows Intel Integrator Toolkit Intel Integrator Toolkit
    Computer BIOS manager Computer BIOS manager
    Microsoft winhex Microsoft winhex

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from BIO files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning BIO extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning BIO extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the BIO file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports BIO file extension
  • BIO file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with BIO files


If BIO file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a BIO file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open BIO file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing BIO in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit BIO format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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