I have .GED, .BAK and .PAF files from very very long time ago. Am I able to open these files in familysearch? If so, how do I do that? If not, is there a program that I need to get to open these files?
Short answer - no, you cannot open those files in the FamilySearch website.
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
Just in passing ...
Ah ... the OLD "PAF" days ...
Short Answer ('Question' 1): 'No', NOT, "Open" in 'FamilySearch' per se ...
Short Answer ('Question' 2): Depending on the "Age" of those "Files", Possibly, in the likes of "Ancestral Quest"
There are others ...
"Ancestral Quest", is one of the "Third Party" Programmes/Applications, that is "Certified" to work with "Family Tree", of 'FamilySearch'.
And, in fact, the "Creators" of "Ancestral Quest", basically, passed on the "Coding", that was the basis, for "Personal Ancestral File" (PAF), to the Church.
These days, "Ancestral Quest", can be considered; as, an 'upmarket'; and, 'up-to-date', version of PAF.
IF, you are used to PAF; THEN, one might consider "Ancestral Quest"; as, a ... NEXT Generation
There is a FREE "Basic" version, which is acceptable to most Users/patrons ...
There is a Paid/Subscription "Premium" version, for power User/Patrons, at a very nominal/reasonable cost.
"Ancestral Quest" can be found in the "Solutions Gallery" of 'FamilySearch':
There are BOTH, a "Windows" version; and, a "Mac" version ...
Ancestral Quest Basics
Ancestral Quest Basics (for Mac)
Ancestral Quest (for Mac)
I hope, that this may help/assist, somewhat.
ps: Please be aware ...
.... That there are other programes/applications, that should be able to open, those "File" Extensions.
.... "Ancestral Quest" is just ONE that I know of, that should; and, there is a FREE version.
Thanks for responding. especially with the links.
I'll also add that, if you can find a copy of the PAF 5 installer, it runs just fine on Windows 7 or Windows 10, and tolerably well on Linux using Wine. That will probably open your .PAF and .BAK files, and be able to import your .GED files.
And the open-source program GRAMPS should also be able to import your .GED files; downloads are available for Windows and MacOS, and it's available in the package archive of several Linux distributions.