.BACKUP File Extension

File Type:
Android Backup File

Having trouble opening .backup extension? Don't panic! This page explains what backup files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open backup files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a BACKUP file?

Backup file extension has Android Backup file type, which is associated with the "backup files" category.

Backup files for Android devices (phones, tablets, etc.) are saved with this extension. In order to create one, you have to access advanced startup mode and then select the backup option to create a backup. When this procedure is completed, a file with the .BACKUP extension is created on your phone’s SD card. BACKUP files store important user information, for example, contacts, calendar marks, files, and so on. These files come in handy when you need to restore phone state after losing important data.


To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

backup file icon
File Type:
Android Backup File
Backup Files

How to open BACKUP file?

Double click the backup file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .backup extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the backup extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the backup file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open BACKUP files

  • Android Android
    • Google Android Google Android

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the backup file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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