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What are BACKUP files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a BACKUP file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your BACKUP files.

What is a BACKUP file?

A .BACKUP file is a MicroTik RouterOS Backup file.

MikroTik RouterOS is an operating system used on MikroTik RouterBOARD hardware. RouterOS can also be installed on a standard PC to turn it into a router with all the necessary features like routing, firewall, bandwidth management, wireless access point, etc.

RouterOS is a stand-alone operating system based on the Linux kernel.

When you back up settings, they are saved in a file with the .backup file extension.

How to open BACKUP files

Important: Different programs may use files with the BACKUP file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your BACKUP file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested eight different BACKUP openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 16, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

Hancom OfficeHancom OfficeUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
BaseCampBaseCampUser submitted
Advanced Backup ManagerAdvanced Backup ManagerUser submitted
TaxCalcTaxCalcUser submitted
BookSmartBookSmartUser submitted
TaxCalcHubTaxCalcHubUser submitted

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