Opening BNK files

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

What is a BNK file?

The .bnk file extension is used for a proprietary data file format that was developed by Spotify, Ltd. Also classified as audio data files, these BNK files are called Spotify playlists. Spotify is a music streaming application that has versions for Windows PCs, Mac OS X and Linux computers, iOS and Android mobile devices.

A BNK file contains references, metadata details and locations of music tracks that have been added to the Spotify playlist. These .bnk files do not store the actual audio files. instead, the Spotify application loads these music tracks and streams it upon opening these BNK files.

Users are recommended to only use the Spotify software to open these .bnk files. These are not meant to be viewed using other programs.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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