BNK File

What are BNK files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a BNK 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 BNK file?

BNK files have multiple uses, and Spotify Playlist is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Spotify Playlist File

These BNK files are called Spotify playlists in a proprietary file format developed by Spotify, Ltd. . Spotify is a music streaming application with versions for Windows PCs, Mac OS X, and Linux computers, as well as 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 them upon opening these BNK files.

How to open BNK files

We have identified one BNK opener that is compatible with this specific type of BNK file.

Programs that open Spotify Playlist files


Last updated: January 22, 2023

All known file formats using extension .BNK

While Spotify Playlist File is a popular type of BNK-file, we know of 7 different uses of the .BNK file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

ExamView Question Bank File

We know that one BNK format is ExamView Question Bank File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

BNK opener for Windows

We have identified one BNK opener that is compatible with this specific type of BNK file.


More file formats using the BNK extension

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

  • Adlib Instrument Bank File
  • Native Instruments Preset Bank File
  • Wwise Sound Bank File
  • Sound Club 2 Sound Bank File
  • The Need For Speed Sound Bank File

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

MindPoint Quiz ShowMindPoint Quiz ShowUser submitted
MindPoint Quiz Show SEMindPoint Quiz Show SEUser submitted
Workbench HDWorkbench HDUser submitted
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Lite MindPoint Quiz ShowLite MindPoint Quiz ShowUser submitted
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BSI Blanking Systems Inc. Tool DesignerBSI Blanking Systems Inc. Tool DesignerUser submitted
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Freemake Video ConverterFreemake Video ConverterUser submitted
Calisto AccessCalisto AccessUser submitted

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