.BCD File Extension

File Type:
Windows Boot Configuration Data File

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

What is a BCD file?

Bcd file extension has Windows Boot Configuration Data file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "system files" category.

Configuration data file provides support of underlying firmware abstraction, which allows multiple systems to be supported. BCD files use the .REG file format that enables users to edit such files via the Windows Registry Editor.

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

bcd file icon
File Type:
Windows Boot Configuration Data File
System Files

How to open BCD file?

Double click the bcd 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 .bcd 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 bcd 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".

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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 bcd 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 BCD files

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 bcd file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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