.BAK~ File Extension
AbiWord Auto-Saved Document
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What is a BAK~ file?
A BAK~ file is an auto-saved document created by AbiSource AbiWord, an open-source word processor. It stores a backup copy of the currently-open document that users can open to revert to the last auto-save of the document (e.g., .AWB, .AWT, etc.).
AbiWord is a word processor developed by members of the AbiSource community and includes standard word-processing features. The software also supports various document formats, including .DOCX, .DOC, .ODT, and .WPD.
If AbiWord quits unexpectedly on you, the program names BAK~ files with the original file name plus the .bak~ extension. For example, myDocument.abw has the auto-saved document myDocument.abw.bak~.
NOTE: Beginning with version 3 of AbiWord, AbiSource only actively develops the Linux version of the word processor. However, previous versions of the application are also available for Windows and macOS.
How to open a BAK~ file
You can open BAK~ files with AbiSource AbiWord (multiplatform). To open a BAK~file, select File → Open... or double-click the file (if AbiWord is installed).