.WBK File Extension

There are 4 file types use the .WBK file extension:

  1. Word Document Backup
  2. Microsoft Word Document Backup File
  3. Microsoft Word Document Backup
  4. WordPerfect Workbook

1. Word Document Backup

Word Document Backup

Backup file created by Microsoft Word, a popular word processor; contains a backup copy of a Word document (.DOC); used to recover a document file in the event that it is deleted or corrupted.

WBK backup files are automatically created when the "Always create backup copy" option is enabled in Word. You may enable this option in Word 2003 by navigating to Tools → Options → Save. In Word 2007, select Word Options → Advanced from the Microsoft Office Button.

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

Software's name License Platforms
Microsoft Word Microsoft Word Commercial MacWindows

Updated: January 23, 2010

2. Microsoft Word Document Backup File

Microsoft Word Document Backup 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.

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.

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.

Software's name License Platforms
Microsoft Word Microsoft Word Commercial MacWindows

Updated: April 18, 2021

3. Microsoft Word Document Backup

Microsoft Word Document Backup

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.

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.

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.

Software's name License Platforms
Microsoft Word Microsoft Word Commercial MacWindows

Updated: February 8, 2021

4. WordPerfect Workbook

WordPerfect Workbook
  • Developer Corel
  • Popularity
    3.2 (5 votes)
  • Category Text Files
  • Format N/A

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

Software's name License Platforms
Corel WordPerfect Corel WordPerfect Commercial Windows

Updated: May 28, 2021

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