BMS File Type

- The quick facts

What are BMS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a BMS 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 BMS file?

BMS files have multiple uses, and QuickBMS script is one of them.

QuickBMS script

These BMS files are archive files created in QuickBMS, a tool used for faster file extracting and importing, archiving, and file format parser. QuickBMS uses minimal GUI (Graphical User Interface) if you run a program normally (Double-clicking the file) or by using a command-line. This is a faster program when it comes to handling archives used by the majority of games.

How to open BMS files

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different BMS openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 13, 2021

More file formats using the BMS extension

Through our research of BMS files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • SilkRoad Mesh

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
VideoPadVideoPadUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Express RipExpress RipUser submitted
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
SoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderSoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderUser submitted
Zulu DJ SoftwareZulu DJ SoftwareUser submitted
VideoPad Video EditorVideoPad Video EditorUser submitted
Prism Video File ConverterPrism Video File ConverterUser submitted
Express Burn Disc Burning SoftwareExpress Burn Disc Burning SoftwareUser submitted

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