BFA File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a BFA file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .BFA files.

What is a BFA file?

A .BFA file is a BigFix File Archive file. These BFA files are archive files utilized by IBM BigFix, a system management product used to manage large groups of computers across various operating systems. BigFix enabled system administrators to install software, apply system updates and inspect software installations to aid in inventory control.

How to open BFA files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension BFA for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different BFA openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .BFA

While BigFix File Archive is a popular type of BFA-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .BFA extension.

The BFA file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a BFA opener may not be able to open all kinds of BFA files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited BFA viewer.

Blowfish Advanced CS encrypted

Through our analysis of BFA files, we know that one use of the format is Blowfish Advanced CS encrypted. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different BFA openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of BFA files. Remember, different programs may use BFA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Blowfish AdvancedBlowfish AdvancedUser submitted
Advanced Backup ManagerAdvanced Backup ManagerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with BFA-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with BFA-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!