.YBK File Extension

File Type:
Microsoft Encarta Yearbook File

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

What is a YBK file?

Ybk file extension has Microsoft Encarta Yearbook file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "misc files" category.

YBK files typically store updates for the content in the Encarta encyclopedia. This allows Encarta to remain up-to-date without the need for upgrading. The file may be found within the “\Program Files\Microsoft Reference\Encarta Encyclopedia\UpdateXX\” directory.

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

ybk file icon
File Type:
Microsoft Encarta Yearbook File
Misc Files

How to open YBK file?

Double click the ybk 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 .ybk 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 ybk 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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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the ybk 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 YBK files

  • Windows Windows
    • Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia

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

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