BKUP File - opening and understanding

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

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 1 different BKUP openers which you will find listed below.

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 viewers for this file format

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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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with BKUP-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 BKUP-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!