.WBK File Extension

.WBK File Extension

File Type 1

Microsoft Word Document Backup File

Developer Microsoft
Popularity
3.7  |  25 Votes
Category Backup Files
Format Binary

What is a WBK file?

A WBK file is a backup file created by Microsoft Word, a popular word processor for Windows and macOS. It contains a backup copy of a Word document, such as a .DOCX or .DOC file, and is used to recover a document in the event that it is deleted or corrupted.

More Information

WBK backup files are automatically created for a Word document when you save the document, but the "Always create backup copy" option must be enabled in Word. This option is turned off by default but you can access the option and turn it on by following these instructions:

  • Word 2003 - Navigate to Tools → Options → Save.
  • Word 2007 - Select Word Options → Advanced from the Microsoft Office Button.
  • Word 365 - Select File → More... → Options → Advanced, then scroll down to the "Save" section.

NOTE: If a WBK file is not found on your system, there may also be an auto-save file (.ASD) you can load with Word to recover your document.

How do I open a WBK file?

You can open a WBK file with Microsoft Word in Windows and macOS. To open a WBK file, select File → Open, navigate to the WBK file, and click Open.

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Programs that open WBK files

Windows
Mac
Updated February 2, 2021
File Type 2

WordPerfect Workbook

Developer Corel
Popularity
2.6  |  8 Votes
Category Text Files
Format N/A

What is a WBK file?

Workbook document created by Corel WordPerfect (part of WordPerfect Office).

Programs that open WBK files

Windows
Updated 2006

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