.BKS File Extension

File Type:
Microsoft Works Spreadsheet Backup File

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

What is a BKS file?

Bks file extension has Microsoft Works Spreadsheet Backup file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "spreadsheet files" category.

Spreadsheet backup (.WPS) file is commonly generated with Microsoft Works. It serves as a backup if the original spreadsheet file turns out to be corrupted. Prior to opening the file, users should replace the “.bks” file extension with “.wps.”

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

bks file icon
File Type:
Microsoft Works Spreadsheet Backup File
Spreadsheet Files

How to open BKS file?

Double click the bks 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 .bks 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 bks 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 bks 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 BKS 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 bks file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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