.BUP File Extension
File Type 1McAfee Quarantined File
This file is saved in a zipped format. You can view the contents by unzipping it with a file decompression program.
What is a BUP file?
A BUP file is a quarantined file created by McAfee anti-virus products. It saves a backup of a file that was moved from another location on the computer because a virus or other malware was detected.
BUP files are saved to the following directory in Windows Vista and Windows 7:
The Quarantine directory on the local computer can become very large in size as more quarantined files are added. If you would like to remove the files manually, follow these steps:
- Go to Security Center → Navigation → General Settings and Alerts → Access Protection.
- Uncheck the "Use Access Protection" option.
- Delete the files from the Quarantine directory.
You can restore files from a quarantined file using the Quarantine Manager. However, there may be instances where the file was already deleted by the McAfee product. In this case, you can manually restore the files by following the steps in this McAfee knowledge base article:
File Type 2DVD IFO Backup File
.BUP File Association 2
A BUP file is a backup of an .IFO file from a DVD video disc. It stores information about the content of the DVD and may be accessed if the VIDEO_TS.IFO file cannot be read. BUP files are not encrypted.
BUP files are useful in case the IFO file is corrupted. Users can then restore the file to the DVD.
File Type 3Backup File
File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.
.BUP File Association 3
Backup file created automatically by various applications. BUP files are generated in case the program crashes or the original file becomes corrupt and needs to be restored.
The ".bup" extension is often added after the original file extension. In order to open the file with the correct program, the ".bup" extension may need to be removed.