.BFF File Extension

File Type:
Backup File Format

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

What is a BFF file?

Bff file extension has Backup Format file type, developed by IBM, which is associated with the "backup files" category.

 The AIX backup tool creates files with this extension when a user initiates a backup on IBM AIX computers. Files saved in the BFF archive can be opened and restored with the help of the AIX "restore" utility tool. The BFF format works similar to the .TAR format. 


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

bff file icon
File Type:
Backup File Format
Backup Files

How to open BFF file?

Double click the bff 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 .bff 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 bff 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 bff 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 BFF files

  • Linux Linux
    • IBM AIX backup IBM AIX backup
    • IBM AIX restore IBM AIX restore

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

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