BKUP File Type

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What are BKUP files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a BKUP file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a BKUP file?

The .bkup file extension is used for a proprietary cartridge backup file format that was developed by Groundspeak, Inc. These BKUP files are generated by the Wherigo software, which is the Windows PC program for the Wherigo GPS platform.Backup copies of default cartridges for the Wherigo GPS platform are stored in these BKUP files. These cartridges are downloadable files from the Web servers of Groundspeak, Inc. for the Wherigo GPS platform. The Wherigo software creates these .bkup files so as to store backup copies of these cartridges in the user's Windows computer.These .bkup files can be opened and manipulated using the Wherigo software. It's recommended to only allow the Wherigo software to access these BKUP files so as to avoid the coruption of the data stored in these backup cartridge files.

How to open BKUP files

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

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single BKUP opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 8, 2012

Suggest another file format using extension BKUP

While we know of one file format using the .BKUP 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 .BKUP file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

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