Did your computer fail to open a BACKUP file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .BACKUP files.
What is a BACKUP file?
Files that contain the .backup file suffix are used by a variety of software applications to store application backup files. The extension commonly used by the pgAdmin II application for PostgreSQL database backup files. These files allow the software to backup the application contents so that a user can restore the data if it becomes lost or corrupt at a future point in time.
The ISAPI application also uses the .backup file extension for the backup files that are created with the software. Other programs that use the .backup file suffix for backup files include the Ad-Aware application, Navicat and MySQL.
Suggest another file format using extension BACKUP
While we know of one file format using the .BACKUP file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .BACKUP file.
Various BACKUP file openers, viewers, etc.
These apps are known to open certain types of BACKUP files. Remember, different programs may use BACKUP files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.