How to read .BAK files?

October 2016

How to read .BAK files?

The BAK Format

Files with the .BAK extensions (short for backup) are backup files.

How to read a BAK file?

A BAK file can contain almost any type of data. You can always open it with Notepad or Wordpad to examine its contents.
There are software to determine the type of a file regardless of its extension.
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