Opening BKUP files

Did your computer fail to open a BKUP file? We explain what BKUP files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert 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.

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By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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