How to open BKI file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

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

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

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

  • IBM BookManager Backup Index

    .bki file extension

    Category: Archive Files

    OS Software
    Windows IBM Softcopy Reader IBM Softcopy Reader
    BookManager BookManager

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

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from BKI 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 BKI extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning BKI 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 BKI 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 BKI file extension
  • BKI 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 BKI files


If BKI 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 BKI 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 BKI 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 BKI 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 BKI format. It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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