How To View & Open Corrupt Windows Backup Files for Free

Here is a detailed DIY guide on how to view, open and read corrupt BKF data with ease

Cigati BKF File Viewer has been one of the most renowned freeware applications in this segment. It is known for its advanced preview algorithm and ease of use. The application has been designed to support even highly corrupt BKF files. The software let users to view and preview BKF data which are inaccessible due to corruption.

Key Features of Cigati BKF File Viewer Tool

  • Read, view & open BKF files
  • Preview corrupt BKF files
  • Support viewing of backup files created by Windows NTBackup & Symantec Backup Exec
  • No file size limitation
  • Support scanning & previewing of unlimited files
  • Simple & easy to understand GUI
  • Runs smoothly on all versions of MS Windows OS

Updating the Software

There is no need to update the software as the tool has been designed in such a way that it gets updated automatically. However, if you want to know the details on various updates, you can check out our NEWS section.

How To View Corrupt or Inaccessible BKF File Data For Free

Here is a detailed step by step guide on how to go through all your corrupt BKF file data for free


Step 01: Download, install and launch Cigati Windows BKF File Viewer Tool


Step 02: Go to top left corner of the software interface and click on Open


Step 03: Now browse and select the backup files that you want to view or read and click on Open


Step 04: In Set Range for BKF File choose the range you want to go for. You can either go for Complete Range or Partial Range. Here we have selected Complete Range and click Ok


Step 05: The application takes some time to scan all your data so wait till the time it completes the whole scanning process. And then click on Ok


Step 06: Post scanning you can view the file in the software interface


Step 07: Now double click on that file and you will be able to view and preview your complete data. Check all of them one by one.


And to save to files you have to purchase Cigati BKF File Repair Tool

Installation & Uninstallation

Cigati BKF File Viewer Software

  • New & enhanced GUI
  • Let users to preview BKF files in its old hierarchy

Demo Version

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Purchasing the Full Version

Done with the demo version? You can purchase the full version of this software and can avail the other benefits. The software licenses are distributed in three categories so choose the best suited license:

Single User

Single user license is the type of license which is suggested for one person / user to use the software for non-commercial purpose. The single user license or personal license is intended for home users and designed for non-commercial purpose only. Single license user can install the software on one or two systems at any given time.


The Administrator license has been designed for users who want to use the application in a corporate, business, academic or in a government environment. In layman terms, the given license has been designed to be used at multiple computers within a single geographical location. The Administrator license will be assigned in the organization name provided at the time of purchase.


The Technician license is intended for users / technicians and corporations who have clients or offices all around the world. The license will be issued under the organization’s name and can be used on multiple systems at multiple locations. The license in non-transferable and gives you permission of unlimited data recovery.

Software Support

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User Interface

Cigati BKF File Viewer Software has been designed with one of the most simple and easy to use interface. It has been developed in such a way that even a novice user can use this tool without any technical expertise.

software interface

The application contains Menus that let users to access various other features that the software is providing.


When you launch the software, you will find the below Menu options for the following features:

Open: You will find the Open menu on the top left corner of your tool & you can use it to add the BKF files of your choice

Stop:Click on this menu to stop any given process running in the software

Save: You may use this menu to save your recovered files in your system

Search:The following menu help users to search or locate specific files in your system

Log: The Log menu option help users to create Log files of the entire recovery process

Help: Click this button to open the user help guide

About: This menu displays you the About section of the software