HBK File - opening and understanding

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

What is a HBK file?

The .hbk file extension is used for a proprietary backup archive format that was developed by Han-soft. These HBK files contain copies of files that have been backed up using the Auto Backup software. This is a Windows program that was also created by Han-Soft.The Auto Backup software can allow users to manually create backup copies of the files in their Windows computers. There are also scheduling features that are available in this program, which can enable users to automatically create backup copies of their files. All backup copies of these files are made available for the user to manipulate, and these HBK files are created by the Auto Backup software so as to archive all files that have been backed up.

How to open HBK 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 HBK for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different HBK openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension HBK

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

Mathsoft MathcadMathsoft MathcadUser submitted
MathcadMathcadUser submitted
Mathcad ProfessionalMathcad ProfessionalUser submitted
Auto BackupAuto BackupUser submitted
Mathcad PLUSMathcad PLUSUser submitted
StudyWorksStudyWorksUser submitted
eHandbookeHandbookUser submitted
Cellebrite UFED Physical AnalyzerCellebrite UFED Physical AnalyzerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with HBK-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 HBK-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!