File Extension BKS

.BKS File

File extension: BKS
File type: Bookshelf

Notes about the BKS file extension:

To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The BKS file type is primarily associated with 'BookManager Read' by IBM.

Detailed information for file extension BKS:

Primary association: BookManager Read
Company: IBM

Other applications associated with file type BKS:

  • IBM Softcopy Reader (Bookmanager Book File) by IBMA Java-based online documentation reader and organizer made up of two programs: the Book Reader and the Bookshelf Organizer. It is shipped free of charge on the IBM Collection Kits, and can be freely downloaded from IBM. The Softcopy Reader was introduced in 2000 to replace the IBM Library Reader. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 42 4B 53 48 45 4C 46 3D , ASCII: BKSHELF=
  • Windows 2000 (Scheduled Backup Script) by Microsoft CorporationWhen you create a scheduled backup job in Windows 2000, a selection script (.BKS) file is created with a list of folders and files that are to be backed up and that are to be excluded from the backup job. This association is classified as Text.
  • Works (Spreadsheet Backup) by Microsoft CorporationProgram ID: MSWorks.Sheet.4 , MSWorks4Sheet
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database

To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .BKS

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: MSWorks.Sheet.4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MSWorks\msworks.exe %1

ProgramID: MSWorks4Sheet
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Works\WksSS.exe %1

ProgramID: MSWorks4Sheet
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%r\Microsoft Works\WksSS.exe %1

ProgramID: MSWorks4Sheet
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Office\Microsoft Works\WksSS.exe %1

ProgramID: MSWorks4Sheet
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MICROS~3\wksss.exe

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