BNK File Type

- The quick facts

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?

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.

How to open BNK files

Important: Different programs may use files with the BNK file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your BNK 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 BNK openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 9, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension BNK

While we know of one file format using the .BNK 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 .BNK 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.

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