BUP File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a BUP file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .BUP files.

What is a BUP file?

BUP files are backup files that are created and stored on your PC by a variety of different computer applications. These files are often created from DVD files as image backup files to create a backup image of the contents that are on the DVD onto your computer.

If you play a DVD on your computer and the .IFO file is unreadable due to a surface scratch, the .bup file may be used to retrieve the data. BUP files are also used by programs that archive and store user information. In certain cases, a .bup file will contain backup files that have been created by an application before the application crashes to prevent a loss of data.

How to open BUP files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension BUP for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension BUP

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
PowerDVDPowerDVDUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
WinDVD ApplicationWinDVD ApplicationUser submitted
Movie MakerMovie MakerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with BUP-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with BUP-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!