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Laura
2005-03-03, 01:01 AM
anyone heard of this? if you have, i will explain my problem further.
thanks in advance.

feralicious
2005-03-03, 01:53 AM
what? are you talking about a .bak file?

Spelunker
2005-03-03, 01:56 AM
BAK?

http://www.yttermera.se/evilina/images/ser_min_bak_stor_ut.jpg

BAK file
A file whose extension consists of the letters BAK. It signifies basically that it is a backup file or an older version of a current file of the same name. For example the file with xyz.bak would mean that it is a backup version of a file xyz.txt or some other file. Some times the dollar "$' sign is used in the place of a back. Usually some programs like the Autodesk's Autocad have the option of taking backups automatically. Similarly most of Microsoft Office applications have the option of taking backups at regular intervals.

U2Lynne
2005-03-03, 01:58 AM
I think those gals wear thong bikinis because they can't find any other bathing suit to fit. :D

dorrcoq
2005-03-03, 02:18 AM
good thing the beach is deserted, there isn't room for many more with those wide loads there :D

DeepElem
2005-03-03, 03:30 AM
I think those gals wear thong bikinis because they can't find any other bathing suit to fit. :D

Thong?, Hell I think that's one of those kites that lifts a person behind a boat, it just got caught in a cross wind and it appears it's there to stay ;)

RainDawg
2005-03-03, 08:38 AM
On the assumption, as Nina stated, that you're talking about a .bak file, it's a backup file. It can contain any data, and is not really a file-type per se, but rather is a place where programs store a backup copy of an original file they are working on in case you want to undo or there is an error. What program are you use that's giving these files?

Laura
2005-03-03, 09:35 AM
yes, i am talking about a .bak file
i got a show and one of the songs (files) converted to this instead of .wav
i can not figure out what to do and i usually just end up deleting the whole show.
someone told me to try renaming the file and putting .wav at the end, but that does not seem to work....i know i am doing something wrong and why does it do this in the first place?

RainDawg
2005-03-03, 10:17 AM
When you say the file converted to .bak, is this by MKW? I seem to recall it doing that from time to time. I did exactly what you listed above, just change .bak to .wav, and it worked every time.

I am unsure of why the program does this, and without auditing the source code, I'm not if we'll find out. When you rename it to .wav, what happens to indicate to you that it has "not worked"?

mailleon
2005-03-03, 04:50 PM
On the rare occasion its happened, thats worked for me too. Just change the extension.

When you say the file converted to .bak, is this by MKW? I seem to recall it doing that from time to time. I did exactly what you listed above, just change .bak to .wav, and it worked every time.

I am unsure of why the program does this, and without auditing the source code, I'm not if we'll find out. When you rename it to .wav, what happens to indicate to you that it has "not worked"?

Laura
2005-03-03, 07:06 PM
yes it was by MKW and i believe i am changing the extension correctly (renaming the file and adding .wav, right?)--it still shows the type as a BAK file and when i try to open it i can't. this is a 22 min song that completes a show for me and i am really lost here now.

Five
2005-03-03, 09:34 PM
I think I did this before when I was decoding .mkw ... to change the extension, you have to make sure windows is showing extensions (somewhere in the settings), then change the extension from .bak to .wav, it asks "are you sure", click yes and you're set. The file type will change. If you can't find the setting I'll dig it up for you probably tomorrow.

Laura
2005-03-03, 10:59 PM
i am thoroughly lost on this now.
spe sent me a conversion link....i am trying to figure that out now.
i appreciate everyone's help here (except for the "baby got back" thong pictures---LOL)

DeepElem
2005-03-04, 01:28 AM
I am unsure of why the program does this, and without auditing the source code, I'm not if we'll find out. When you rename it to .wav, what happens to indicate to you that it has "not worked"?

The only time mkwACT creates a bak file is if you decode into the same path.
Change you output path to c:\windows\desktop or whatever you like and it will not show as a bak file, unless you have already decoded the file to that path and decode it a 2nd time.