How to Convert IncrediMail IBK files from IncrediBackup?

Rollins Duke   
Published: May 13th, 2024 • 7 Min Read


Hi,  I am searching for a conversion program that recognizes .ibk files.

These are my IncrediMail data backup files created by IncrediBackup application


Read this entire blog to know how to convert IncrediMail .ibk files and transfer extracted IBK files to other email file types.

So, let’s begin and know how to migrate IncrediMail IBK files to multiple formats.

What is IBK file ?

IBK file is developed by IncrediBackup, a backup and restore program created by IncrediMail Ltd. It takes backup of entire IncrediMail data including accounts like emails, contacts, folders etc. Other email contents like e-cards, email backgrounds, animations, etc are also backed up.

Basically, files with the .ibk file extension are ZIP files.

So, you can rename the same .ibk file as .zip and extract the file contents using Windows native extract zip file option.

Then you can use the IncrediMail conversion tool to convert extracted IncrediMail data to other file formats. In the next section, we will describe how you can convert IncrediMail .ibk file into multiple formats.

Download New Purchase New

How to Convert IncrediMail Backup IBK files ?

To convert IncrediMail Backup .ibk files, please proceed as follows:

  1. Right-click on IBK file and rename it as .zip
  2. Extract all data using extract ZIP file option.
  3. Launch BitRecover IncrediMail Converter Tool.
  4. Choose extracted IncrediMail data and pick a file saving option.
  5. Enter a file saving path and start converting data from extracted .ibk file folder.

Convert Emails from IncrediMail IBK files – Stepwise Process

If you can’t open an IBK file on your computer to open IncrediMail data, there is a very simple way to solve this problem. You can easily migrate data from IncrediMail backup IBK files.

Firstly, locate your IncrediBackup .ibk file. The naming format of the backup file is like [Date]-IncrediBackup-[Account_Name].ibk.

Once you have located IBK backup file, it will be in this file naming format:
e.g. 2020-03-18- IncrediBackup – [email protected]


Then, open your IBK files and rename .ibk (IncrediMail backup) file to have a ZIP extension.

Now, your file will be renamed as in this format:
e.g. 2020-03-18- IncrediBackup – [email protected]


Now, you can extract the content of the backup ZIP file using the extract ZIP file option.

Thereafter, download the BitRecover IncrediMail Converter utility on your computer.

Do its proper installation and run it to proceed further.


Now, select the required email data that you have extracted in the previous step. This can be achieved with Select Folder option.

Then, you can selectively mark a check on those email messages that you want to go for the backup process.


This ends the first phase for the IncrediMail .ibk file conversion process.

Now, hover your mouse towards a select saving option and choose the one that best suits your requirement.


Afterward, select the desired file name that you want to choose for arranging the resultant output files.


Then, now you can freely select a location where you want to save the final converted data.


Lastly, hit on the Next tab to start the IncrediMail backup .ibk file conversion process.


This conversion process will take some time and will give a live conversion progressive report. Once all the steps are done, the tool will automatically open the folder where all your backup files are saved.

Backup IncrediMail IBK file Data – What Tool Offers to Users ?

This conversion utility is a prime solution as it offers multiple advantages to all its users. See some of its highlighted benefits in this section:

Auto-detect IncrediMail emails: This conversion utility to backup emails from IncrediMail .ibk files can automatically detect all the content from the default storage location.

Archive all emails from all folders: This tool has been designed in such a manner that it can backup IncrediMail .ibk files from all previous folders like inbox, sent items, outbox, personal folders, etc.

Use IBK backup data in a different email client: Once you have extracted all email messages from IncrediMail .ibk files, then you can utilize it to transfer IBK extracted data into popular email services. These email files can be easily imported into email clients like Outlook, Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail, etc.

Migrate IncrediMail IBK data to email formats: This software application provides you various saving formats while you take backup of emails from IncrediMail .ibk file. Its provides various file formats like PST, MSG, EML, EML,X MBOX, PDF, etc.

Preserves the internal folder hierarchy of emails: This tool keeps intact the complete hierarchy of folders as well as sub-folders. Even if you have move emails from IncrediMail backup IBK files, the data will be still on the original form.

Backup IBK files with attachments: It permits to backup IncrediMail .ibk files with all associated attachments with it.

Maintains email formatting: The tool retains the email headers, embedded images, attachments, font style, complete formatting during the processing.

Shows live conversion progressive report: While the user is doing IncrediBackup IBK file process, it shows a live conversion progressive report.

More Facts About IBK File

Every day hundreds of users submit information to us about which programs they use to open distinct types of files. Our goal is to make you understand what a file with *.ibk suffix is and how can you backup .ibk file to multiple file formats. IBK File is primarily associated with (Kodak) Imaging for Windows by Microsoft company. IBK files are associated with backup files used in OS like Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows XP.

This application creates a backup file with .ibk as its file extension. If you don’t have proper software that can open a .ibk file, you may receive such a message from Windows: “How do you want to open this file?” on Windows 10 and “Windows cannot open this file” on Windows 7. Well, if you want to associate a file with a new program (e.g. file.ibk) you can easily do this by using the above described solution.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q 1: I want to backup IncrediMail .ibk file data into Outlook. Does this software permits this conversion?

Ans: Yes, take a backup of emails from IncrediBackup IBK files to MS Outlook with the above-described solution.

Q 2: Does this tool runs on all Windows OS?

Ans: Yes, the software works perfectly on all the latest and prior versions of Windows OS like Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Windows Server 2019, 2016, etc.

Q 3: How can I test the functionality of the tool before purchasing it?

Ans: You can download the demo version of the software to understand its working and to gain trust in it. It permits to backup 25 emails from each IncrediBackup folder to the supportable file formats.

Q 4: Does the tool will archive attachments too with the IncrediMail email folders?

Ans: Yes, the IncrediMail backup .ibk file software will archive email attachments too.

Summing Up Together

In this blog, we have tried to resolve the most frequent user query “How to backup IncrediMail .ibk file”? The solution explained here is simplest and won’t require any sort of technical knowledge. Now, you can backup emails from IncrediBackup IBK extension files without any hassle. Do you still have query related to our product, please contact our technical support team.