BUD, Binary Printer Description File (.bud)

The BUD System file format

BUD files are generated by older versions of Microsoft Windows (2000 and XP) when a document is sent to the external printer. These files are automatically created and are usually encountered because there had been an error while printing.

Technical details of BUD files

This binary system file with the BUD extension is used to increase the spooler efficiency of drivers installed for a printer. BUD files need a certain amount of time to regenerate. If the needed time has not passed, a message stating that the print queue is full may put up when a user attempts to print something.

More information about the BUD file format

File extension .bud
File category System
Associated programs Microsoft Windows
Useful links More about BUD files
Developer Microsoft