A .BPS file is essentially backup of word processing document created with Microsoft Works, which typically uses .WPS file extension for its documents. These .BPS files are often generated automatically by Microsoft Works as precaution in case program crashes while you’re working on document. It is a way to safeguard your work and prevent data loss.
In following section, we will explore software applications associated with BPS files.
Microsoft Works was productivity software suite developed by Microsoft. It was first introduced in 1987 and gained popularity as more affordable alternative to full Microsoft Office suite. Microsoft Works included several basic office applications, such as:
Word Processor: Microsoft Works had word processing application that allowed users to create and edit documents. It used .WPS file format for word processing documents.
Spreadsheet: It included spreadsheet application for creating and managing spreadsheets. The file format for spreadsheets was .XLR.
Database: Microsoft Works also had database application for organizing and managing data. The file format for database files was .WDB.
Calendar and Address Book: In addition to core office applications, Microsoft Works often included tools for managing calendars and address books.
Works Word Processor Format (.WPS): The native file format of word processing component of Microsoft Works. .WPS files contained text, formatting, and simple graphics.
Discontinuation: Microsoft officially discontinued Microsoft Works in 2007 and encouraged users to switch to Microsoft Office or other alternatives.
How to open BPS file?
Programs that open BPS files include
Microsoft Works - Discontinued (Paid)
Microsoft Word 365 (Free Trial)
Other BPS files
Here are other file types that use the .bps file extension.